1. [ noun ] (Middle East,geography) the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to North Africa and east to Iran; the site of such civilizations as Phoenicia, Babylon, Egypt; birthplace of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Synonyms: Middle_East mideast

"the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"

Related terms: geographical_area mashriq Iraq Egypt Syria Iran Turkey Arab-Israeli_War Operation_Desert_Storm Israel Iran-Iraq_War fertile_crescent Arab-Israeli_War Jordan Lebanon Saudi_Arabia Kuwait israel falafel pita zarf Operation_Desert_Storm
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