Translation of "the Middle East" - English-Spanish dictionary

the Middle East

noun uk (US also the Mideast uk )

the area from the eastern Mediterranean to Iran, including Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq, and sometimes also Egypt

el Oriente Medio
He worked in the Middle East for ten years.
→ Compare the Far East
Middle Eastern adjective uk

medio-oriental
Middle Eastern capitals include Baghdad and Tel Aviv.

(Translation of “the Middle East” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)