Ethnic groups in the Middle East

2017-07-28T15:49:38+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Persian people, Turkmens, Jews, Greek Cypriots, Kurds, Samaritans, Azerbaijanis, Phù Lá people, Bedouin, Arameans, Omanis, Circassians, Baloch people, Arabs, Bahrani people, Mandaeans, Turkish people, Lurs, Kordshuli, Kerala Gulf diaspora, Shabak people, Houara, Adyghe people flashcards Ethnic groups in the Middle East
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  • Persian people
    The Persian people (Persian: پارسیان) are an Iranian ethnic group native to Iran who are native speakers of the modern Persian language, closely related Iranian dialects and languages, and adhere to cultural systems connected with other ethnic Persians.
  • Turkmens
    (This article is about the Central Asian ethnic group. For other related groups, see Turkmen.) The Turkmens or Turkomans (Turkmen: Türkmen/Түркмен, plural Türkmenler/Түркменлер) are a Turkic people located primarily in Central Asia, in the state of Turkmenistan, as well as in Iran, Afghanistan, North Caucasus (Stavropol Krai), and northern Pakistan.
  • Jews
    The Jews (/dʒuːz/; Hebrew: יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3 Yehudim, Israeli pronunciation [jehuˈdim]), also known as the Jewish people, are an ethnoreligious group originating from the Israelites, or Hebrews, of the Ancient Near East.
  • Greek Cypriots
    Greek Cypriots (Greek: Ελληνοκύπριοι; Turkish: Kıbrıs Rumları) are the ethnic Greek population of Cyprus, forming the island's largest ethnolinguistic community at 78% of the population.
  • Kurds
    The Kurds (Kurdish: کورد‎, Kurd) also the Kurdish people (Kurdish: گەلی کورد‎, Gelê Kurd) are an ethnic group in the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a contiguous area spanning adjacent parts of eastern and southeastern Turkey (Northern Kurdistan), western Iran (Eastern or Iranian Kurdistan), northern Iraq (Southern or Iraqi Kurdistan), and northern Syria (Western Kurdistan or Rojava).
  • Samaritans
    The Samaritans (Samaritan Hebrew: שוֹמְרִים Samerim "Guardians/Keepers/Watchers [of the Law/Torah]", Hebrew: שומרונים‎‎ Shomronim, Arabic: السامريون‎‎ Samāriyyūn) are an ethnoreligious group of the Levant originating from the Israelites or Hebrews of the Ancient Near East.
  • Azerbaijanis
    Azerbaijanis (/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːniz/) or Azeris (Azerbaijani: Azərilər آذریلر, Azərbaycanlılar آذربایجانلیلار), also known as Azerbaijani Turks (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Türkləri آذربایجان تورکلری), are a Turkic ethnic group living mainly in Iranian Azerbaijan and the independent Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • Phù Lá people
    The Phù Lá are an ethnic group of Vietnam and China.
  • Bedouin
    (Not to be confused with Bedoon (ethnicity) or Baudouin of Belgium.)("Bedu" redirects here. For the village in Iran, see Biduiyeh, Sirjan.) The Bedouin (/ˈbɛdᵿ.ɪn/; Arabic: بَدَوِي badawī) are an Arab semi-nomadic ethnic group, descended from nomads who have historically inhabited the Arabian and Syrian deserts.
  • Arameans
    The Arameans, or Aramaeans, (Aramaic: ܐܪ̈ܡܝܐ‎‎,ʼaramáyé) were an ancient Northwest Semitic Aramaic-speaking tribal confederacy who emerged from the Syrian desert in the Late Bronze Age and occupied the region known as Aram from the 11th-8th centuries BC.
  • Omanis
    Omanis (Arabic: الشعب العماني‎‎) are the nationals of Oman.
  • Circassians
    The Circassians (Circassian: Адыгэхэр, Adygekher) are a Northwest Caucasian ethnic group native to Circassia, many of whom were displaced in the course of the Russian conquest of the Caucasus in the 19th century, especially after the Russian–Circassian War in 1864.
  • Baloch people
    The Baloch or Baluch (Balochi: بلوچ) are a people who live mainly in the Balochistan region of the southeastern-most edge of the Iranian plateau in Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan, as well as in the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Arabs
    Arabs (Arabic: عرب‎‎, ‘arab) are a panethnicity of peoples whose native language is a variety of Arabic.
  • Bahrani people
    The Baharna (Arabic: بحراني ، بحارنة‎‎) are an ethnoreligious group whom mainly inhabit the historical region of Eastern Arabia.
  • Mandaeans
    Mandaeans (Modern Mandaic: מנדעניא‎ Mandaʻnāye, Arabic: الصابئة المندائيون‎‎ aṣ-Ṣābi'a al-Mandā'iyūn) are an ethnoreligious group indigenous to the alluvial plain of southern Mesopotamia and are followers of Mandaeism, a Gnostic religion.
  • Turkish people
    Turkish people (Turkish: Türk ulusu), or the Turks (Turkish: Türkler), also known as Anatolian Turks (Turkish: Anadolu Türkleri), are a Turkic ethnic group and nation living mainly in Turkey and speaking Turkish, the most widely spoken Turkic language.
  • Lurs
    Lurs (also Lors, Lurish: لورَل, Persian:لُرها) are an Iranian people living mainly in western and south-western Iran.
  • Kordshuli
    The Kurdshuli are a nomadic and pastoral tribe of the Fars Province in Iran.
  • Kerala Gulf diaspora
    The Kerala Gulf diaspora refers to the people of Kerala living in the Middle eastern Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
  • Shabak people
    The Shabak people (Arabic: الشبك‎‎) are an ethno-religious group who live mainly in the villages of Ali Rash, Khazna, Yangidja, and Tallara in the Sinjar District of the Nineveh Province in northern Iraq.
  • Houara
    Houara (Berber: Ihuwwaren, Arabic: هوارة‎‎) is a large Berber tribe spread widely in the Maghreb, and has some descendents in the Levant and Spain.
  • Adyghe people
    Adyghe (/ˈædᵻɡeɪ/ or /ˌɑːdᵻˈɡeɪ/; Circassian language: Адыгэ Adyge) are Western Circassian (Russian: Адыгейцы Adygeytsy), peoples of the northern Caucasus, who speak the Adyghe language.
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