Is Greek considered Middle Eastern?

Occasionally, Greece is included in the compass of the Middle East because the Middle Eastern (then Near Eastern) question in its modern form first became apparent when the Greeks rose in rebellion to assert their independence of the Ottoman Empire in 1821 (see Eastern Question).

Is the term Middle East Offensive?

It instructs: Use Middle East unless Near East is used by a source in a story. Mideast is also acceptable, but Middle East is preferred. The term Middle East has also been criticised as Eurocentric ("based on a British Western perception") by Hanafi (1998).

What is considered Arab?

• 22 Arab countries/areas: Algeria, Bahrain, the. Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. • Iran and Turkey are not Arab countries.

Are Lebanese considered Arab?

It promotes the view that Lebanese people are not Arabs and that the Lebanese speak a distinct language and have their own culture, separate from that of the surrounding Middle Eastern countries. Supporters of this theory of Lebanese ethnogenesis maintain that the Lebanese are descended from Phoenicians.

What religion is Lebanon?

Population by religious affiliation A 2012 study conducted by Statistics Lebanon, a Beirut-based research firm, found that Lebanon's population is estimated to be 50% Muslim (30% Shia; 20% Sunni), 5.

Do they drink alcohol in Lebanon?

Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia are all quite wet, and alcohol is available in restaurants, bars and shops.

What was the first religion in Lebanon?

Christianity in Lebanon is almost as old as gentile Christian faith itself. Early reports relate the possibility that Saint Peter himself was the one who evangelized the Phoenicians whom he affiliated to the ancient patriarchate of Antioch.

What does the Lebanon flag stand for?

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE LEBANESE FLAG? The red bands symbolize blood shed for liberation, the white band denotes peace, the snow of the mountains, and purity; the green cedar tree is the symbol of Lebanon and represents eternity, steadiness, happiness, and prosperity.

What Colour is the Lebanese flag?

The flag of Lebanon (Arabic: علم لبنان‎) is formed of two horizontal red stripes enveloping a horizontal white stripe. The white stripe is twice the height ( width ) of the red ones (ratio 1:2:1)—a Spanish fess.

What is the Lebanese language?

Arabic

What is the flag with the tree?

horizontally striped red-white-red national flag with a central green cedar tree. The width-to-length ratio of the flag is 2 to 3. On Septem, the state of Greater Lebanon, with French military administration, was proclaimed under a flag derived from French and biblical symbols.