The Society: History: By Region: (Middle East By Region )

Middle East By Region History Society.

Formerly, the Eurocentric synonym Near East (as opposed to Far East ) was commonly used. Arabs, Azeris, Kurds, Persians, Egyptians and Turks constitute the largest ethnic groups in the region by population, while Armenians, Assyrians, Circassians, Coptic Christians, Druze, Greeks, Jews, Maronites, Somalis, and other ethnic and ethno-religious groups form significant minorities. (wikipedia)