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Arabian Peninsula


wadis Dry streambeds in Southeast Asia.
fossil water Water that is not being replaced by rainfall.
nomads People who often move from place to place.
Red Sea The sea between the Arabian Peninsula and northern Africa.
Persian Gulf Body of water between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.
Euphrates River Major river in Iraq in southwestern Asia.
exotic rivers Rivers that begin in humid regions and then flow through dry areas.
Tigris River Major river in southwestern Asia.
Arabian Sea Sea between India and the Arabian Peninsula.
Muslims Followers of Islam.
caliph An early religious and political ruler in the Muslim world.
Sunni The largest branch of Islam.
Shia The second-largest branch of Islam.
Qur’an The holy book of the Islam faith.
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which tries to influence the price of oil on world markets.
Mecca Important Islamic city in western Saudi Arabia. Birthplace of Muhammad.
sabchat Thick, slushy deposit of sand silt, mud and salt found in coastal Saudi Arabia.
embargo A limit set on trade usually limiting or prohibiting imports and exports from a country.
Baghdad The capital of Iraq.
shah Old Persian title for a king
theocracy A government based on religion and ruled by religious leaders of that religion.
Tehran The capital city of Iran.
Khyber Pass A narrow passage through the Hindu Kush between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Kabul The capital of Afghanistan.
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