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middle east Asia

TermDefinition
mosque Place of worship for followers of Islam
migrate to move from one place to another
secular non religious
kibbutz settlement in Israel where the people share properties and produce goods
moshav settlement in Israel where the people properties but also have some private property
diaspora collective name for scattered jewish settlement around in the world
Holocaust systematic murder of more then 6 million European jews by Adolf Hitler and his followers during world war 2
Monotheism belief in on god
Bedouins nomadic desert people of southwest Asia
Constitutional Monarchy government in which a king or queen is the official head of state but elected officials run the government
wadi dry riverbed filled by rain from rare downpours
oasis green area in a desert fed by underground water
desalinization process used to make sea water drinkable
hajj religious journey to Makkah that Muslims are expected to make at least once during life time if they are able to do so
Alluvial Plain area that is build up by rich fertile soil left by river floods
Embargo order that restricts or prohibits trade with another country
shah title given to kings who ruled Iran
Islamic Republic government run by Muslim religious leader
2 main rivers of Iraq Tigris & Eurqhrates
Iraq's main export oil
Iraq's former dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraq's ethnic groups Muslim Arabs & Kurds
Original name of Iran Persia
Iran has a large supply of....... oil
In 1979 Iran........ Muslim leaders over threw monarchy
Iran is the world's largest producer of........ pistachia
Afghanistan's main landform............. Hindu Kush mountain range
Afghanistan is rich in....... but little........ minerals but industry
Afghanistans 2 largest ethnic groups are......&......... Pashtuns & Tajiks
Taliban ruled Afghanistan......... harshly
What 2 mountain ranges does Iran have? Elurz & Zagros Mountains
The..................was used as a major trade route through the mountains in Afghanistan Khyber pass
Iraq's government is a............. dictatorship
Iran's government is an................ Islamic republic
Most of Iraq's people live in.........areas. Urban
1979-1988 Afghanistan's......................................................... war with soviet union Afghanistan won
Ayatollah Khomeini Leader of 1979 Iranian revolution
What is the largest lake in the middle east? Lake Urmia
Created by: Sweebe on 2005-02-17



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