Near East

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Green: The modern archaeological and historical Near East
Lime: The wider Near East
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Proper noun[edit]

Near East

  1. The region located south of Eastern Europe, comprising Anatolia, Transcaucasia, the Levant, and Mesopotamia.

Usage notes[edit]

Definitions vary between different academic areas, the term originally being applied to the maximum extent of the Ottoman Empire. The term is generally deprecated, in favour of Middle East.

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