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English noun: Near East

1. Near East (location) the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century

SamplesThe Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization.

SynonymsMiddle East, Mideast

Instance hypernymgeographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region

Instance hyponymMashriq

Part holonymAl-Iraq, Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, Fertile Crescent, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Irak, Iran, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Israel, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Koweit, Kuwait, Lebanese Republic, Lebanon, Levant, Persia, Republic of Iraq, Republic of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Sion, State of Israel, State of Kuwait, Syria, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Republic, Yisrael, Zion

Domain region membersArab-Israeli War, Arab-Israeli War, falafel, felafel, Operation Desert Storm, pita, pocket bread, Six Day War, Six-Day War, Yom Kippur War, zarf

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