Southwest Asia

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Southwest Asia is the term geographers’ use when referring to the Middle East. "Middle East" is a political term coined by the British in the 1930's to distinguish the region from both the Far East, which included China, Japan and Indochina, and the Near East, which included portions of Western Europe. All of these areas are truly only "east" of Europe. In order to emphasize a more global perspective, geographers prefer to use the politically neutral term "Southwest Asia" because it does not connote a Western European bias.


Southwest Asia is consist of the following countries:

1. Armenia 2. Azerbaijan 3. Bahrain 4. Cyprus 5. Georgia 6. Iraq 7. Israel 8. Jordan 9. Kuwait 10. Lebanon
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In English, kebab with no qualification generally refers more specifically to shish kebab served on the skewer. In the Middle East, however, kebab includes grilled, roasted, and stewed dishes of large or small cuts of meat, or even ground meat; it may be served on plates, in sandwiches, or in bowls.
- The traditional meat for kebab is lamb, but depending on local tastes and taboos, it may now be beef, goat, chicken, pork; fish and seafood; or even vegetarian foods like falafel or tofu. Like other ethnic foods brought by travelers, the kebab has become part of everyday cuisine in many countries around the
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