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Middle East

LC control 85090501
Geographic headingMiddle East
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Geographic subdivision usageMiddle East
Variant(s)Asia, South West
Asia, Southwest
Asia, West
Asia, Western
East (Middle East)
Eastern Mediterranean
Fertile Crescent
Mediterranean Region, Eastern
Near East
Northern Tier (Middle East)
South West Asia
Southwest Asia
West Asia
Western Asia
See alsoOrient
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Scope noteHere are entered works on the region consisting of Asia west of Pakistan, northeastern Africa, and occasionally Greece, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Works treating collectively the Arabic-speaking countries of Asia and Africa, or of Asia only, are entered under Arab countries.
Subject example tracingNote under Arab countries
Found inBritannica Micro.
Web. 3.
Encarta world Eng. dict. (Fertile Crescent)
West Asia in transition, 2016.
National Geographic style manual, via WWW, July 12, 2018 (West Asia is growing in popularity as a neutral, non-Eurocentric synonym for the Middle East. It generally includes the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian territories, Syria, and Turkey, though it may be stretched to include Afghanistan and Pakistan, and even Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Cyprus)
Global forest resources assessment 2000, 2001, via Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations website, viewed July 12, 2018: Chapter 21. West Asia (The following countries and areas comprise the West Asia subregion: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Gaza Strip, Georgia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Yemen)
United Nations Environment Programme OzonAction website, July 12, 2018: Networks > West Asia (The West Asia region comprises of 12 member countries; Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian National Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates and Yemen)
Wikipedia, July 12, 2018 (Western Asia, West Asia, Southwestern Asia or Southwest Asia is the westernmost subregion of Asia. The concept is in limited use, as it significantly overlaps with the Middle East (or the Near East), the main difference usually being the exclusion of the majority of Egypt (which would be counted as part of North Africa) and the inclusion of the Caucasus)