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Middle East

geographical name \ˌmid-ˈēst\

Definition of Middle East

  1. the countries of SW Asia & N Africa —usually considered to include the countries extending from Libya on the W to Afghanistan on the E

Middle Eastern or Mideastern play \ˌmid-ˈē-stərn\ adjective
Middle Easterner noun


Variants of middle east

or Mideast play \ˌmid-ˈēst\


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