Middle East

Middle East
geographical name the countries of SW Asia & N Africa — usually considered to include the countries extending from Libya on the W to Afghanistan on the E • Middle Eastern or Mideastern adjectiveMiddle Easterner noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Middle East — ► NOUN ▪ an area of SW Asia and northern Africa, stretching from the Mediterranean to Pakistan, in particular Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. DERIVATIVES Middle Eastern adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Middle East — The Middle East redirects here. For other meanings, see Middle East (disambiguation). Middle East …   Wikipedia

  • Middle East — Naher Osten im heutigen Sprachgebrauch Der Nahe Osten ist eine geographische Bezeichnung, die heute im Allgemeinen für arabische Staaten Vorderasiens und Israel benutzt wird. Häufig werden außerdem die Türkei, Ägypten und der Iran dazugezählt.[1] …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Middle East —    Christianity originated in the Middle East and has been present there in varying levels of strength throughout the centuries. When Protestants began thinking globally in the early 19th century, the region was Muslim territory with pockets of… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Middle East — ♦♦ N PROPER: the N The Middle East is the area around the eastern Mediterranean that includes Iran and all the countries in Asia to the west and south west of Iran. The two great rivers of the Middle East rise in the mountains of Turkey …   English dictionary

  • Middle East — noun the Middle East the area including Iran and Egypt and the countries which are between them compare Far East Middle Eastern adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Middle East — noun the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had… …   Useful english dictionary

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