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Chapter 17

History and Cultures of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia

The worship of many gods or goddesses is known as __________. polytheism
Egyptians believed their rulers, or __________, were also gods. pharaohs
The __________ ruled the Muslim community after Muhammad's death. caliphs
One of the Five Pillars of the Muslim faith is a holy journey called a __________. hajj
Islamic houses of worship are called __________. mosques
The most serious conflict in this region in recent years has been between Muslim Arab nations and __________. Israel
The most recent of the world's major religions to develop in this part of the world was __________. Islam
The region has faced challenges recently because of __________. rapid population growth
The majority of people living in this part of the world are __________. Muslim
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