Southwest Asia

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North Africa/Southwest Asia 15/03/2007 20:42:00 Three religions came out of North Africa/Southwest Asia: Judaism Christianity Islam Arid Low in elevation 95% of Egypt’s population live near the Nile River Single Factor Regions – not all dry, not all Arabs, not all islam The Dry World? Dry/arid climate prevails throughout the realm Exceptions: o Peripheral regions of Turkey o Northwestern section of Iran o Oases o Several great river valleys An Arab World? Relates to language as a cultural feature of this realm Arabic is the dominant language in 16 states of the realm In non-Arab states, indigenous languages dominate o Turkey—Turkish o Iran—Farsi
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o Israel—Hebrew o Niger—French Islamic Realm? The stage for Islam Muhammad (571-632) Five Pillars     o Repeated expressions of the creed o Daily prayer (5 times)
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