Middle East Explained – The Religions, Languages, and Ethnic Groups

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  1. DaRk KniGht

    June 13, 2019 10:26 am

    Actually Oman is not fully abadi, there's some Shia and Sunni minority in the north of Oman but the south (Dhofar) is fully Sunni.

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  2. Stellarionas

    June 14, 2019 9:07 am

    Cyprus is not divided in 2 parts because that is what their people decided. Cyprus is semi-occupied by Turkey for 45 years. 180 000 Cypriots were forced to flee their homes because of the Turkish invasion. Since then, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots are not allowed to solve their problems alone.

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  3. Eleni blackqueen

    June 21, 2019 11:03 am

    North africa is not Arab they are amazigh their language is tamazight also egypt was amazigh but with different language Coptic ,central Asia also are not Arab Turkish language is from Turkic family, Lebanon ,syria language was Aramaic,Iraq language was Sumerian ,half jordan was hebrew and aramic (half hebrew because tribe of isreal gad ) iran language is farsi and they are persian as jew I have to respect them because even though they accept Islam they didnt lose their language and identity, culture ,traditionals ,history like another people I just mentioned

    The real Arab countries are kuwait, Oman ,Bahrain,UAE, Saudi Arabia,Qatar,yemen, they like only to colonization and arabization of another just like they did north Africa ,central Asia (Lebanon,syria,iraq,jordan)

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  4. A CHOSEN VESSEL

    June 22, 2019 5:17 am

    It's all really Africa. The Sani Peninsula severed in 1869 ia when this bogus claim of there being a Middle East. There really is no such thing.

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  5. Mad Mady

    June 27, 2019 3:24 pm

    I appreciate this comprehensive video. Im gonna sound super white here but I appreciate it because I was raised not knowing much about the middle east and its people, religion and culture. now as an adult many people are immigrating to my country from islamic backgrounds and I find it stunning that I know absolutely nothing about them!
    the more I'm learning about Persian and Arab history the more interesting I'm finding it. especially when learning about the ottoman empire and about you-know… how they actually existed and were important during the middle ages! I cant believe in school I learnt there was only Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and my country Australia and that this massive chunk of land was completely ignored!!!

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  6. Mehmet Kara

    July 1, 2019 8:42 pm

    TURKISH IS THE UPGRADED VERSION OF OTTOMAN LANGUAGE IT IS A MIXTURE OF ARABIC AND PERSIAN WORDS , ALL LANGUAGES IN MIDDLE EAST ARE MADE OF ARABIC AND PERSIAN TERMS , SO CALLING IT TURKIC IS ABSOLUT RIDICULOUS. TURKEY IS TURKISH NOT TURKIC , TURKIC IS A REFERENCE FOR TURKFIED MONGOLS OF CENTRAL ASIA , YOU SON OF A JEW DUTCH WHORE , DONT MISLEAD LANGUAGES AND GENETICS.

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  7. karimothadon

    July 1, 2019 10:09 pm

    Finally, someone who got the map right.

    North Africa is North Africa, it is not part of the Middle East nor of the arab world.

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  8. zena zena

    July 6, 2019 5:34 am

    About the Islam thing… yeah I hope Najaf , Karbala and Baghdad are fully covered with Shia bc those are the most Shia parts in Iraq because of its history and because of Shia things that remain there

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  9. Frost Blade

    July 8, 2019 6:42 am

    The Arabs are a race of lions who show no respect to the weak or the cowardly such as the Persians. Just look at Saudi crown prince Bin Salman, with his big features and grizzly facial hair, the Arabs are a gruff breed of war fighting killer instinct motherfuckers. The Persians were a bunch of bitches who believed in womens rights and being clean shaven. Pussies.

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  10. Angelina Marc Mountain Flower

    July 11, 2019 10:40 pm

    This land It is the land of the heavenly religions and ancient civilizations in history Where the sanctities of Christ, Islam and Jews Where Mecca, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the Church of the Resurrection are located, the birthplace of Christ The clash of civilizations there Surrounded by the empires of the Romans and the ancient Persians And near the ancient Byzantine capital Istanbul Islamic e The world's largest oil exporter is in the middle of the globe Either this land is the source of war or peace There Babylon the Pharaohs destroy Assyria Cleopatra Peace will not solve the land without resolving the issue between Jews and Muslims The Palestinian issue is a small part of a larger problem The media wants to say that the Palestinian issue is between Palestinians and Israelis This is a mistake Muslims consider Jerusalem to be part of Islamic sanctities I am a rational man, a rational, rational, rational, orientalist, universal, intellectual I say that there has been injustice against all in this small land, the land of Palestine and Israel Israel suffered from the Babylonian occupation and the oppression of the Pharaohs The Romans and the massacres of Adolf Hitler The Arabs today suffer injustice through the confiscation of the land of Canaan The solution is comprehensive peace And give the rights of all the state of the nine Palestinian people and the Jews Everyone has rights The Jews have a right in the land of Canaan and Jerusalem Important names are not important To live in this land safely If the world reaches a political solution Hooded everyone The world will be fine to be Jerusalem The capital of peace for all the heavenly religions of Christ the Islam of the Jews Instead of making them a major concern Barrels of explosives threatening national security To the peoples of the world Islamic, Christian and Jewish in the most dangerous way Do you know that the Israeli citizen needs a plan of action and peace? More than Arab citizens inside Israel The reason is that the strong must be warned as he walks in an uncertain future did not Peace solution and white pigeon bird among the peoples of the region Enough stupidity Where are the people of reason, logic and philosophy Where are the wise men? Where are the honorable people of the Book? It is not logical for the Cold War to continue and everyone knows that a war will erupt So says history Thus says the Koran and the Bible and the Bible The Torah We can work before the war falls Honest people of reason and logic, God willing I want help I want to be a good citizen I want the I want to be the voice of peace within the United Nations Which failed to provide assistance for peace

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  11. The Mekc

    July 13, 2019 3:13 pm

    wtf all Turkey is not islam, Turkeys %76 is Believe islam, %20 is atheist , %4 is other and %20 is not less 16 million people is atheist and This popilation is bigger than Greece, Armenia,Serbia e.t.c so Turkey is Not Muslim Cauntry

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  12. BrightPolitics

    July 14, 2019 3:41 am

    For those of you debating whether or not Turkey is a European country. Middle east is not a continent, it is a region. It is like saying Greek people are not European, they are Balkanians. Turkey is in both Europe and Asia so they can technically consider themselves European. Despite majority of its lands being in Asia minor, European side of Turkey is the country's center of economy and has a very large population. Let's take Istanbul for example. It is the most populated city and near %70 of its population lives in European side of the city which is the heart of Turkey.

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  13. Ammar Allaf

    July 15, 2019 6:09 pm

    Palestine still extence inside our heart.
    I love you Palestine
    Palestine is a Islamic, arab country

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  14. Cookieplayz كوكي بلايز

    July 18, 2019 5:16 pm

    That means hafe of us are Asian right like Jordan and Turkish and Iran and some of us are Africans like Egypt

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  15. Tachi Nii chan

    July 19, 2019 9:11 pm

    Palestine isn't real it was always historically been a Jewish State that has been ruled over by other super powers in Europe Asia or by other regional country's in the middle East in no point in time has fake none Palestine ever been it's own self governing nation FACT.

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  16. SODIX

    July 22, 2019 4:42 pm

    Is very sad that almost all this countries speak the same language and they have the same religion they should say fuck Sunni Islam and shia Islam just let's practice Islam in general and we don't have to kill each other let's unified Islam and be one population including Israel it doesn't matter if they are Jewish all the middle east should be together stop fighting for stupid religions

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  17. tckv99

    July 25, 2019 10:00 am

    Turkey & Iran is middle-east according to aome IGNORANTs , saying Iran & Turkey is middle east is like saying Puerto rico is Cuba. !

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  18. Glendene Foster

    July 28, 2019 6:33 pm

    Imagine the world without the Arabic countries

    Me :what a wonderful world this will be

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  19. mr Baggins

    July 30, 2019 10:32 pm

    Cyprus is according to the UN Middle Eastern which makes sense when you look at a map. We're surrounded by Middle Eastern countries and yet we're not middle Eastern??

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  20. couch potato

    August 2, 2019 8:56 pm

    I've never heard again that Turkey is middle eastern. It's passing through Europe, Asia and Middle East but usually they categorize it as Asia and we call Asia Minor or rarely Europea

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  21. Oshin 1997

    August 3, 2019 5:34 am

    Iran is closer to Central Asia than middle east
    Our culture, Language, history, nature are close to center Asia

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  22. Sally O

    August 5, 2019 11:41 pm

    Egyptians only speak arabic but they AREN'T Arabs

    https://ww.egyptindependent.com/dna-analysis-proves-egyptians-are-not-arabs/

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  23. Adducla Alts

    August 8, 2019 8:28 pm

    Okay as a turk i am really offended when you say my country is middle eastern..

    🇮​🇹​🇸​ 🇳​🇴​🇹​

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  24. Emir Tigin Bayhan

    August 9, 2019 8:47 am

    For centuries anatolia considered as a part of europe but today western countries try to make turkey a eastern country and talking about it like middle eastern country.also geographically turkey can’t be middle eastern because there no desert in turkey or we are not using camels or it’s not illegal to drink alcohol or women doesn’t have to wear hijab. Turkey is a secular country(except erdogans government of shit)

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  25. Pathan Yousefzai

    August 13, 2019 6:07 am

    Balochis are not middle eastern

    Pashtuns are central asian or south asian

    Hazaras are also central asian

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  26. melis _ al

    August 13, 2019 9:00 pm

    0:41 my fav map
    And I thought Balkans were strange…OMG
    0:52 more than try for those non Arabs hsbxjsbdnmsskdnmd
    1:13 well, that's not only middle East lol. But nice to see Kosovo there (1:30 oh boi, you're explaining middle East, not Kosovo there..)

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  27. Baylor58 Duncan

    August 20, 2019 5:20 pm

    Farsi,. Persians speak Farsi kid, nice video but they'll fight you over it, Part II. Arabic ( Aaarabic). Stretch the Ah,. Serious kid this will get you hurt. Also where is Sykes Pekot ? Every country there is a made up border based on this Anglo French agreement from the WW 1 era.

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  28. AriaMehr

    August 22, 2019 11:45 pm

    the important thing you should know About Iran and Iranians is
    we Hate those filthy Arabs and because of savageness of Islam and countless historical things we are proudly and extremely Racist against them.
    Islam is not Native religion of Iran
    and Unlike fake Europeans Aryans we are the Original Arians.

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  29. هيثم بوقبال

    August 26, 2019 10:33 pm

    لا وجود لدولة تحمل اسم إسرائيل . فلسطين حرة عربية مسلمة

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  30. Vive l'Iran

    August 27, 2019 6:27 pm

    I'm Middle Eastern and I can say
    Middle East Is full of Racist, Religious and Hateful Persons
    Everyone thinks they are better than others
    no one respects to another red lines( history, religion, Culture and etc….)
    Everyone is claims another Territorys
    Everyone hates each other

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  31. Vive l'Iran

    August 27, 2019 6:27 pm

    I'm Middle Eastern and I can say
    Middle East Is full of Racist, Religious and Hateful Persons
    Everyone thinks they are better than others
    no one respects to another red lines( history, religion, Culture and etc….)
    Everyone is claims another Territorys
    Everyone hates each other

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  32. Muhammed Lami

    September 2, 2019 1:43 pm

    Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦
    Great history and we will back again cuz we are the truth Arabs who leads the world
    We will come in peace this time (:

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  33. The Champions League King

    September 8, 2019 10:09 am

    PALESTINE DOES NOT OWN THE ENTIRE WEST BANK AND EAST JERUSALEM IS DEFINELTY HALF OF ISRAEL'S CAPITAL!

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  34. West Side 187

    September 16, 2019 6:01 pm

    The percent of Shia in Yemen and eastern of Saudi Arabia and Kwait is Over, it’s more than the real percent.

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  35. Siavash Ebrahimi

    September 17, 2019 6:36 am

    عربای منطقه مث سگ از ایران و ایرانی میترسن ببینید امروز چه دهنی ازشون سرویس کردیم تو تاسیسات آرامکو!!!! تولید نفتشون رو نصف کردیم و هنوز خایه اقدام نظامی ندارن!بدبختا😥😂😂😂😂⁦🇮🇷⁩⁦🇮🇷⁩⁦🇮🇷⁩⁦🇮🇷⁩⁦🇮🇷⁩⁦🇮🇷⁩⁦🇮🇷⁩💪💪💪💪💪💪💪

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  36. Truth Stalker

    September 19, 2019 5:30 pm

    🤔I’m still waiting for why North East Africa is deemed as to being the so-called “Middle East” 🧐

    You, might want start with who created the name and who created the sates and or countries there in🧐

    Hint, begin with the term “Levant”🧐

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  37. Righteous truth

    September 20, 2019 2:31 pm

    This Middle East term needs to be demolished out of language! It’s been only used since 1940s by European invaders of west Asia! This not a continent please stop the term Middle East! I’ve met some young people who have no idea where Middle East is. Call these countries by their proper names such as North Africa or west Asia

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