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S.W.Asia vocabulary

A monotheistic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ whom followers believe is the son of God Christianity
Oil that has not been processed. crude oil
The process of removing salt from ocean water to make it fresh water. desalinization
The practice of using small pipes that slowly drip water just above the ground which results in the continuous supply of water that will soak into the soil. drip irrigation
A monotheistic religion that involves the belief in one god and Muhammad as the prophet. Islam
The oldest monotheistic religion developed among ancient Hebrews that stresses belief in God and the Torah. Judaism
An ethnic group located in present day Turkey, Iraq, and Iran for about 1000 years and has been involved in conflict for most of the 20th century. Kurds
The location of some of the earliest civilizations in the world and a cultural hearth between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers Mesopotamia
A group of twelve countries whose purpose is to maintain prices and coordinate policies on selling petroleum products. OPEC
Displaced Arabs who lived in the area of Palestine. Palestinians
A fundamentalist Muslim group that wants to maintain traditional social systems by imposing rules on behavior. Taliban
A type of government that adheres to laws based on religion. theocracy
A movement that began in the 19th century to create and support a Jewish homeland in Palestine which resulted in the creation of Israel after World War II. Zionism
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