Middle Eastern Places You Aren't Likely to Find on a MapAnatolia and Rumelia, the Maghreb, Andalusia, the Levant, Mesopotamia – you aren't likely to find any of these places marked on a map, but they come up again and again in discussing the Middle East. Where are they? Why are these names used?
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|Arabic||ma-as sala-ma||مع السلامة|
|French||au rev-oi||au revoir|
|Pashto||(k)Huday pa-man||چدای ﭘامان|
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