Ch 6: Ethnic Groups in the Middle East

About This Chapter

The Ethnic Groups in the Middle East chapter of this Overview of Ethnic Groups in the World course is the simplest way to master information about ethnic groups in the Middle East. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of ethnic groups in the Middle East.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering ethnic groups in the Middle East material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about ethnic groups in the Middle East. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding ethnic groups in Yemen, Israel, Turkey, Kuwait, and other Middle Eastern countries
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an ethnic groups in the Middle East unit of a standard college anthropology course. Topics covered include:

  • Yemen, Turkey, Israel, and Syria ethnic groups
  • Ethnic groups of Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Oman
  • Kuwait and Azerbaijan ethnic groups
  • Definition and culture of the Hazara people

16 Lessons in Chapter 6: Ethnic Groups in the Middle East
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Yemen Ethnic Groups

1. Yemen Ethnic Groups

Yemen is located in an extremely important place. In this lesson, we're going to talk about how this location did (or didn't) influence the Yemeni population.

Turkey Ethnic Groups

2. Turkey Ethnic Groups

In this lesson, we take a look at the various ethnic groups that make up modern Turkey. Despite having a majority population of Turks, Turkey has many smaller groups that cause some unrest.

Israel Ethnic Groups

3. Israel Ethnic Groups

Israel has a complex history, which has had some impacts upon its ethnic distribution. In this lesson we are going to look at ethnicity in Israel, and see what this means to the nation today.

Syria Ethnic Groups

4. Syria Ethnic Groups

Syria is one of the most diverse countries in the Middle East, despite recent events that have caused mass migrations. In this lesson, we'll look at the ethnic groups of that country.

Lebanon Ethnic Groups

5. Lebanon Ethnic Groups

Lebanon, like many other nations in the world, has had to put some thought into the meaning of its various ethnic identities. In this lesson, we'll talk about ethnic groups of Lebanon, and see what this has meant to the nation.

Jordan Ethnic Groups

6. Jordan Ethnic Groups

One of the most strategically important countries in the Middle East, Jordan has a surprising amount of ethnic diversity that goes back centuries, but shows the effects of today's conflicts.

Saudi Arabia Ethnic Groups

7. Saudi Arabia Ethnic Groups

In this lesson, we take a look at the various ethnic groups that live in Saudi Arabia. While almost the majority are Arab, there are still several other groups that make up the country.

Oman Ethnic Groups

8. Oman Ethnic Groups

Ethnicity is an important aspect of many societies, but not everyone has the same experience with it. In this lesson, we'll talk about the major ethnic groups in Oman and see what diversity means to the nation today.

Kuwait Ethnic Groups

9. Kuwait Ethnic Groups

Like many countries on the Persian Gulf, Kuwait's large oil reserves have changed its ethnic makeup. In this lesson, we take a look at the various ethnic groups present in Kuwait.

Azerbaijan Ethnic Groups

10. Azerbaijan Ethnic Groups

Azerbaijan is in the middle of Eurasia, a location that has greatly influenced the history of the nation. In this lesson, we'll explore the ethnic groups of Azerbaijan and see what this means today.

Who are the Hazara People? - Definition & Culture

11. Who are the Hazara People? - Definition & Culture

The Hazara are a people in central Afghanistan who may be the descendants of Ghengis Khan. Persecuted for their religious beliefs and ethnic features, the Hazara are featured in the book and movie, ''The Kite Runner.''

Traditional Games in Qatar

12. Traditional Games in Qatar

Games offer vital social interaction and a common interest for the people of Qatar. In this lesson, we'll look at popular games for adults, such as Dama and Carom, and a children's game, called Tak Tak Tagia, that may sound very familiar.

Traditional Games in Bahrain

13. Traditional Games in Bahrain

Kids around the world know how to have fun and invent their own games. In this lesson, we look at three fun games from Bahrain that you can share with family and friends.

Traditional Games in Kuwait

14. Traditional Games in Kuwait

Just as words and food change as they pass between cultures, so do the games people play. In this lesson, we'll look at Kuwait's traditional games and the spin they take on games from other parts of the world.

Traditional Games in Israel

15. Traditional Games in Israel

Perhaps you have heard of traditional Jewish holiday games such as the dreidel game, but did you know an Israeli emigrant created the popular Rummikub game? Read more about these traditional Israeli games in this lesson.

Traditional Games in Saudi Arabia

16. Traditional Games in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is known for its wealth, strict religious beliefs, and traditional dress. But this conservative lifestyle does not prevent them from having fun! In this lesson, learn about several traditional games still played in the Kingdom today.

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