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Near East

Syllabification: Near East

Definition of Near East in English:

(the Near East) A term originally applied to the Balkan states of southeastern Europe, but now generally applied to the countries of southwestern Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and India (including the Middle East), especially in historical contexts.

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Near Eastern

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adjective
Example sentences
  • In 1949, it became the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
  • Scribes adapted cuneiform script for writing many Near Eastern languages and used it to record business transactions, legal codes, and literary, commemorative, and dedicatory texts.
  • He was an important early figure in Nubian and Near Eastern archaeology, and the nascent study of Egyptology.

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