Middle East

geographical name
variants: or Mideast \ ˌmid-​ˈēst How to pronounce Mideast (audio) \

Definition of Middle East

the countries of southwestern Asia and northern Africa usually considered to include the countries extending from Libya on the west to Afghanistan on the east

Other Words from Middle East

Middle Eastern or Mideastern \ ˌmid-​ˈē-​stərn How to pronounce Mideastern (audio) \ adjective
Middle Easterner noun

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“Middle East.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Middle%20East. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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