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Naher Osten

EtymologyEdit

Literally: “Near East”.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaː.ɐ ˈɔstən/

Proper nounEdit

Naher Osten m (genitive Nahen Ostens)

  1. Middle East (region comprising southwest Asia and northeast Africa)
  2. (loosely, nonstandard) the MENA region

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • As in English, Naher Osten (Near East) and Mittlerer Osten (Middle East) are synonymous. The difference is that German prefers the former, English the latter.

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