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the Middle Eastnoun

uk   us   (US also the Mideast,  us   /ˌmɪdˈiːst/ uk   )
the ​area from the ​easternMediterranean to Iran, ​including Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq, and sometimes also Egypt: He ​worked in the Middle ​East for ten ​years.
Middle Eastern
adjective uk   us  
Middle ​Easterncapitalsinclude Baghdad and Tel Aviv.
(Definition of the Middle East from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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