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  1. Mashriqnoun

    Arabic name for the Middle East

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  1. mashriq

    Mashriq is an Arabic term that literally translates to "the place of sunrise," and is generally used to refer to the eastern part of the Arab world, specifically countries in the Middle East such as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, and Iraq. It can also refer to the culture, people, or civilization of this region.

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  1. Mashriq

    The Mashriq is, generally speaking, the region of Arab countries to the east of Egypt and north of the Arabian Peninsula, i.e., Iraq, Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and Syria. It is derived from the Arabic consonantal root sh-r-q relating to the east or the sunrise, and essentially means "east". It refers to a large area in the Middle East, bounded between the Mediterranean Sea and Iran. It is therefore the companion term to Maghreb, meaning "west". Egypt occupies an ambiguous position: while it has cultural, ethnic and linguistic ties to both the Mashriq and the Maghreb, it is unique and different from both. Therefore, Egypt is located at the center/heart of the Arab world and that is why the headquarter of the Arab League is located in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. Thus, it is usually seen as being part of neither; however, when it is grouped with one or the other, it is generally considered part of the Mashriq on account of its closer ties to the Levant and similarity between the Egyptian and nearby Levantine dialects. These geographical terms date from the early Islamic conquests.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mashriq in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mashriq in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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