7th Grade Social Studies AKS 44 Ethnic and Religious Groups of Southwest Asia
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A group that shares culture, traditions, ancestry, beliefs, religion, food. (Can sometimes contain holidays)
A group that shares sacred texts, god(s), prophet, prayers, history, religious laws.
Ethnic group that speaks Kurdish and can be found in the mountains of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey. Majority is Sunni Islam. Has no official country.
Followers consider themselves Muslims that are divided into two sects. The two sects are Sunni and Shia Muslim. Prophet is Abraham. Holy text is Qu'ran. Five Pillars are what decides their everyday activities like the Ten Commandmaents.
Ethnic group that is mostly Sunni Muslim. The most numerous ethnic group in Southwest Asia. Believe to be descendants of Abraham from the Bible through his son Ishmael.
Live in what is now called Iran. Descendants of Arabs and Jews. Ancestors were Indo-Europeans fromCentral Europe and Southern Russia. Speak Farsi. Most belong to Shia Muslim. Less strict.
Religion. 15% of Muslims in the world are this type. Believe a blood relative of the prophet Muhammad should be leader. Ali (Muhammad grandson) led revolt against Sunni Muslim.
Religion. 85% of Muslims in the world are of this type. Believe someone who can keep the group together, is Muslim, and is elected leader should be leader. More strict.
Religion where followers consider themselves Christians. The bible is the holy text. Prophet is Jesus.
Followers are Jews. The most holy part of the holy text is Torah. Religion.
The ability to read and write.
Gross Domestic Product
The value of goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. (For comparison convert to U.S. dollars.)
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