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Hx: Mid Eastern Ethnic Groups
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Ethnic group list
Arabs, Iranians, Turks, Israelis, Palestinians, Armenians, Kurds.
90% Muslim; 10% Christian
93 % Muslim; 6% Christian; 1% Jewish
Unevenly distributed because
the lack of water in the region has forced people to live close tot he few welll-watered areas
A significant area of cultural diffusion because
the area brought many cultures in contact with one another
What cultural traits hold these groups together?
language and religion
What group is the 4th largest but lives in many different countries?
What is the prominent religion of the ME?
What percentage of the population of the ME is Arab?
Shipping link between Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea
ME is crossroads of 3 continents
Africa, Asia, and Europe
Arabian peninsula is sparsely populated because
lack of water
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