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April 24 2007 Middle Eastern Culture Newsletter

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Middle Eastern Places You Aren't Likely to Find on a Map

Anatolia 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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Word of the Week
Good Bye
Arabic ma-as sala-ma مع السلامة
French au rev-oi au revoir
Hebrew le-he-tra-oat לְהִתְרָאוֹת
Pashto (k)Huday pa-man چدای ﭘامان
Persian bedrood بدرود

Recently in the Forum

Don't forget this site has a community forum for fun, free online discussions all about Middle Eastern Culture. Middle Eastern Culture Forum

This week in the forum's we've been talking about Janissaries

Also, don't forget that our book club discussion of The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin starts next week. This is a great novel and I really enjoyed reading it. We'll find out later this week if it wins the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel - keep an eye on the forum to find out.

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

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Julie L. Baumler, Middle Eastern Culture Editor

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