Middle East Vocab. Project

By:Emily Goree

The definition of Nomad

  1. a member of a people having no permanent abode, and who travel from place to place to find fresh pasture for their livestock.

How nomad connects to the Middle East

Nomad connects to the Middle East because most of the people in the Middle East are nomads.The landscape of the Middle East is more diverse. Rivers allowing for productive agriculture were the key factor in the settling of cities. Mountain ranges kept cultures in separate areas, providing natural barriers. Farmers used Persian Gulf seawater to irrigate for centuries, and now, as a result, much of southern Iraq's soil is too salty to grow crops. Agriculture in the region now relies on modern practices like fresh water irrigation.

The definition of developing countries

  1. a poor agricultural country that is seeking to become more advanced economically and socially.

How Developing Countries connects to the Middle East

Developing Countries connects to the Middle East because they are a developing country.

The Middle East has always had a rich abundance of natural resources, although which resources valued has changed over time. Today, abundant petroleum fields dominate the area's economy. The Middle East is similarly disproportionately rich in natural gas (32 percent of the world's known natural gas reserves are in the region)

Water has always been an important resource in the Middle East for its relative scarcity rather than its abundance. Disputes over rights to water are a part of the political relationships in the region. Water for irrigation is necessary for many of the ecosystems to sustain cropsry.

The definition of Ethnic groups

  1. a community or population made up of people who share a common cultural background or descent.

How Ethnic Groups connect to the Middle East

Ethnic Groups connects to the Middle East because some of the peple who live there are in a Ethnic group. Culture, a shared set of traditions, belief systems, and behaviors, is shaped by history, religion, ethnic identity, language, and nationality, among other factors. The Middle East consists of approximately 20 countries, with many different religions of ethnic groups. We should not be surprised to find a multitude of different cultures in the region.

the defiinition of beliefs

  1. an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.

how beliefs connet to the middle east

Religion plays a large part in daily life, not only through prayer and study, but also in determining the end of the work week. Shops in different neighborhoods close down on Fridays for the Muslim holy day, Saturdays for the Jewish Sabbath, and Sundays for the Christian day of rest. Religious festivals and remembrances, like Id al-Fitr (the Festival of Fast-Breaking, celebrated at the end of Ramadan), or the Jewish Passover holiday, or Easter Sunday as determined by the Roman or Eastern Orthodox Christian churches, are all recognized as national holidays in different countries.

how all the words connect

These words all connect to the Middle East because most of the people there are nomads or have a certain belief. Also because they have enthic groups and are a Developing country.