World Cultures Africa and the Middle East Quarterly

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indonesia

largest populated islamic country in the world

morocco

located on the strait of gibraltar

iraq

country of mesopotamia

bahrain

protests presently against its monarchy

south sudan

worlds 196th country just formed in July

israel

jewish country in the middle east

ivory coast

cote d'ivoire

madagascar

fourth largest island in the world

saudi arabia

middle easts largest country in oil reserves

lesotho

african enclave

cameroon

triangular or qizardly shaped african country

afghanistan

middle easts only landlocked country

south africa

african country famous for cape of good hope

nigeria

africas largest populated country

iran

middle east countryy on the caspian sea

senegal

almost completely surrounds gambia

comoros

isalnd country in the mozambique channel

kuwait

invaded by iraq to start the persian gulf war

somalia

noted for its piracy

turkey

eurasian country

chad

african country directly south of libya and bordering west sudan

yemen

middle east country on the strait of mandeb

togo

west of benin east of ghana

tunisia

land of mr. garraoui bordering algeria

niger

least literate country in the world

cape verde

african archipelago west of senegal

zimbabwe

famous for victoria falls

burkina faso

land of honest people

egypt

famous for pyramids and suez canal

cyprus

middle east country in the mediterrean

true

the red sea separates africa from saudi arabia

false

southern iran borders the caspian sea

false

eastern africa borders the atlantic ocean

false

the source of the nile is the mediterranean

false

lake victoria borders uganda, kenya, and zambia

false

the aegean sea borders eastern turkey

false

the suez canal connects the red sea to the arabian sea

false

the strait of hormuz connects the persian gulf to the atlantic

true

the strait of bosporus connects the black sea to the sea of marmara

false

the gulf of guinea is part of the indian ocean

arabia

worlds largest peninsuula

sahara

world largest sand desert

anatolia

turkeys plateau

nile river

worlds longest river

caspian sea

worlds largest lake

victoria falls

africas natural wonder of the world

mesopotamia

land of the sumerians

great rift valley

fault line of africa

sinai

peninsula of egypt once occupied by israel

baikal

largest freshwater lake by volume

cape of good hope

africas southernmost point

madagascar

africas largest island

west bank

disputed area of israel near jerusalem

kilimanjaro

africas highest mountain peak

congo

river that carries the most water in africa

gaza strip

disputed area of israel on the mediterranean

archipelago

cape verde, comoros, seychelles

tigris river

baghdad is located here

cairo

africas largest city

mecca

islams holiest city

istanbul

located on the strait of bosporus

brazzaville

rep. of the congos capital

tehran

captial of iran

jerusalem

worlds holiest city

damascus

capital of syria

medina

city where muhammad died

nairobi

capital of kenya

beirut

captial of lebanon

riyadh

capital of saudi arabia

ouagadougou

captial of burkina faso

muscat

captial of oman

cape town

a capital of south africa

kabul

captial of afghanistan

kinshasa

capital of democratic republic of the congo

baghdad

located on the tigris

monrovia

capital of liberia

ankara

capital of turkey

giza

famous for its pyramids

OPEC

formed to control the price of oil

PLO

objective is to create a homeland in israel

terroism

act of violence agaisnt civilians

desalinization

purification of seawater

enclave

a country surrounded by another country

imperialism

establishing colonies to create an empire

monotheism

christianity, islam, judaism

islam

dominant religion of saudi arabia

judaism

dominant religion of israel

christianity

dominant religion of the americas

cuneiform

wedge shaped writing on clay tablets

pyramids

tombs of the pharaohs

muezzin

calls muslims to pray

zionism

movement to create a jewish state in plaestine

shiite

muslim reformist group

sunni

muslim traditionalist group

hajj

muslims holy trip to mecca

zakat

islamic term for charity or almsgiving

ramadan

islamic month of fasting

minaret

towers on which muslims are called to pray

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