SW ASIA Culture/Terms

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1948

Year that the United Nations split Palestine into two nations (Palestine & Israel)

1948

Year that the United Nations split Palestine into two nations (Palestine & Israel)

5 Pillars

Make a declaration of faith, pray five times daily, give to charity, fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, pilgrimage to Mecca

5 Pillars

Make a declaration of faith, pray five times daily, give to charity, fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, pilgrimage to Mecca

Arab

Ethnic group that dominates the Middle East and northern Africa

Arab

Ethnic group that dominates the Middle East and northern Africa

Arid

Being without moisture; extremely dry; parched. Climate of the majority of SW Asia

Arid

Being without moisture; extremely dry; parched. Climate of the majority of SW Asia

Ayatollah

A high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well

Ayatollah

A high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well

Calligraphy

Art of beautiful handwriting (Arabic or Chinese)

Calligraphy

Art of beautiful handwriting (Arabic or Chinese)

Christianity

A religion based on the teachings of Jesus, as recorded in the New Testament

Christianity

A religion based on the teachings of Jesus, as recorded in the New Testament

Gaza Strip

A territory along the Mediterranean Sea just northeast of the Sinai Peninsula; part of land set aside for Palestinians, which was occupied by Israel in 1967

Gaza Strip

A territory along the Mediterranean Sea just northeast of the Sinai Peninsula; part of land set aside for Palestinians, which was occupied by Israel in 1967

Golan Heights

A region that was formerly part of Southwest Syria that Israel has occupied since 1967 war.

Golan Heights

A region that was formerly part of Southwest Syria that Israel has occupied since 1967 war.

Hajj

The pilgrimage to the city of Mecca that all muslims have to make once in their lives

Hajj

The pilgrimage to the city of Mecca that all muslims have to make once in their lives