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Hx: Mid Eastern Ethnic Groups

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Ethnic group list
Arabs, Iranians, Turks, Israelis, Palestinians, Armenians, Kurds.
Arab religion
90% Muslim; 10% Christian
Arab language
Arabic
Iranian religion
Muslim Shiite
Iranian language
Farsi (Persian)
Turk religion
Muslim Sunni
Turk language
Turkish
Israeli religion
Judaism
Israeli language
Hebrew
Palestinian religion
93 % Muslim; 6% Christian; 1% Jewish
Palestinian language
Arabic
Armenian religion
95% Christian
Armenian language
Armenian
Kurd religion
Muslim
Kurd language
Kurdish
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?
Kurds
What is the prominent religion of the ME?
Muslim
What percentage of the population of the ME is Arab?
50%
Suez canal
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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