- Near East as a noun:
1 Near East
The area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century.
Dutch: Midden-Oosten, Nabije Oosten
Polish: Bliski Wschód, Lewant
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