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The Middle East

The Middle East. The. The Arab World. Countries in the Middle East. Syria – Lebanon – Jordan – Palestine Iraq - Saudi Arabia – Bahrain – Kuwait- Oman - United Arab Emirates Qatar –Yemen Egypt Israel Turkey Iran. Religions. Islam. Christianity. Judaism. The Arab World.

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The Middle East

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  1. The Middle East The The ArabWorld

  2. Countries in the Middle East • Syria – Lebanon – Jordan – Palestine • Iraq -Saudi Arabia – Bahrain – Kuwait- Oman - United Arab Emirates Qatar –Yemen • Egypt • IsraelTurkeyIran

  3. Religions Islam Christianity Judaism

  4. The Arab World The Arab World

  5. Countries in the Arab World World • Africa • Mauritania • Morocco • Algeria • Tunisia • Libya • Egypt • Sudan • Somalia • Djibouti • Comoros Islands • Asia • Syria • Lebanon • Jordan • Iraq • Palestine • Saudi Arabia • Bahrain • Kuwait • Oman • United Arab Emirates • Qatar • Yemen

  6. “Arabs” • "Arab" is an ethnic term that describes more than 300 million persons who share a common language, culture, and history. It refers to people who speak Arabic as their first language and their descendants.

  7. Arab Culture • Family • Food • Music • Clothing

  8. Arabs in America • Arab-American Institute estimates close to 3 million • Most reside in major cities: • Los Angeles • Atlanta • Detroit • Chicago • New York

  9. Arabs in Chicago • Close to 250,000 Arabs in Chicago • Majority in Cook County • Predominately Palestinian • Predominately Muslim population

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