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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/30/11 Middle Eastern Culture and Cuisine Linda Ly & David 9/30/11 Outline I. Geography II. Demographics III. History 9/30/11 Geography Outer boarders not specified UN sub region: Western Asia Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, 9/30/11 Geography Arid & Hot climate Mild winters with some rain Snow in 9/30/11 Demographics Population: about 355 million Religions: Main: Islam, Judaism, Christianity Druze, Yazidism, Mandean, Gnosticism, Yarsan, Shabak, Zoroastrianism, Baha'i Languages: 3 main languages: 1. Arabic: Widely spoken-Official language in Arab countries 2. Persian: Confined to Iran and bordering countries 9/30/11 History Ancient Near East 3500 BC-Cradle of Civilization: Mesopotamia (Iraq), Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Ancient Egyptians 6th C. BC-Persian Empire(Achaemenids), Macedonian Empire (Alexander the Great), Parthian Empire, Sassanid Empire 1st C. BC-Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire1st C....
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