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Unformatted text preview: Semites and Berbers Arabic and Hebrew (Semite) Berber in Atlas Mts. & Sahara Persians and Kurds o Indo-European languages Persian in Iran Kurdish in northern Iraq, NW Iran, eastern Turkey The Turkish Imprint Altaic language: more o Turkic speakers in Central Asia o Islamic Internationalism Islamic communities well-established in central China, European Russia, central Africa, southern Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, elsewhere Muslim congregations expanding in urban areas of western Europe and North America o Globalization and Cultural Change Global economy is having impact on traditional cultural values o Fundamentalism a reaction Access to satellite TV, cellular phones, the internet bring global culture to the region...
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- Spring '08