from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Middle East.
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- proper n. The region comprising southwest Asia and northeast Africa.
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- n. 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 continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century
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