Meaning of the Middle East, which are the states that make up this geographical region of Asia and the distinct ethnic groups that speak 7 different languages.
Most of the western definitions of the Middle East consider this geographical region as the set of nations located in Southwest Asia, including the coastal states of the Mediterranean Sea including Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Cyprus, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
List of states
Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Yemen are also part of this area.
The North African nations, which do not have Asian connections, such as Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco, are increasingly defined as North African.
In the western world, the Middle East is generally thought of as a predominantly Arab-Islamic community often characterized by wars and upheavals of various kinds.
Yet this area includes numerous and distinct ethnic and cultural groups who speak 7 different languages.
The inhabited centers are very varied, some more lively others less.
The religion practiced by the population of this portion of the world is Muslim.