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Arab Culture : 

Arab Culture Prepared By : Krishna Singh


MEANING OF ‘’ARAB ‘’ HOW IT CAME INTO BEING ‘’The root of the word has many meanings in Semitic languages including "west/sunset," "desert," "mingle," "merchant," "raven“ ‘’ The most popular Arab account holds that the word 'Arab' came from an eponymous father called Yarab, who was supposedly the first to speak Arab’’

Arab Country : 

Arab Country

The Arab World : 

The Arab World Arabic-speaking countries stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean in the southeast. It consists of 25 countries and territories with a combined population of 358 million people straddling North Africa and Western Asia.

Language : 

Language The Arabic language forms the unifying feature of the Arab World. Though different areas use local varieties of Arabic, all share in the use of the standardized classical language, which was constructed from Classical Arabic

Religion : 

Religion The majority of people in the Arab World adhere to Islam and the religion has official status in most countries. Overall, Arabs make up less than one quarter of the world's 1.4 billion Muslims There are sizeable numbers of Christians, living primarily in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine and Sudan.

Cuisine : 

There are two basic structures for meals in the Arab world, one regular and one specific for the month of Ramadan. Breakfast is often a quick meal consisting of bread and dairy products with tea and sometimes with jam. The most used is labneh and cream (kishta, made ofcow's milk; or qaimar, made of domestic buffalo milk). Labneh is served with olives, dried mint and drizzled with olive oli.  Rarely do meals have different courses; however, salads and maza (an appetizer) are served as side dishes to the main meal. The latter usually consists of a portion ofmeat, poultry or fish, a portion of rice, lentil, bread or bagel and a portion of cooked vegetables in addition to the fresh ones with the maza and salad. The vegetables and meat are usually cooked together in a sauce (often tomato, although others are also popular) to make maraq, which is served on rice. Dinner is traditionally the lightest meal, although in modern times and due to changing lifestyles, dinner has become more important. Cuisine

Cuisine : 

Ramadan meals In addition to the two meals mentioned hereafter, during Ramadan sweets are consumed much more than usual; sweets and fresh fruits are served between these two meals. Although most sweets are made all year round such as knafeh, baklawa and basbousa, some are made especially for Ramadan, such as Qatayef. Futuur Futuur (also called iftar, Afur in Somali) or fast-breaking, is the meal taken at dusk when the fast is over. The meal consists of three courses: first, an odd number of dates based on Islamic tradition. This is followed by a soup, the most popular being lentil soup, but a wide variety of soups such as chicken, oats, freeka (a soup made from a form of whole wheat and chicken broth), potato, maash and others are also offered. The third course is the main dish, usually eaten after an interval when Maghreb prayer is conducted. Cuisine

Music : 

Music Arabic music is the music of Arabic-speaking people or countries, especially those centered around the Arabian Peninsula. The world of Arab music has long been dominated by Cairo, a cultural center, though musical innovation and regional styles abound from Morocco to Saudi Arabia. Beirut has, in recent years, also become a major center of Arabic music. Classical Arab music is extremely popular across the population, especially a small number of superstars known throughout the Arab world. Regional styles of popular music include Iraqian el Maqaam, Algerian raï, Moroccan gnawa, Kuwaiti sawt, Egyptian el giland Turkish Arabesk music

Literacy in Arab Adolescents : 

Literacy in Arab Adolescents In 2004, the regional average of youth literacy was 90% for male and 80 % for female Illiteracy for 15-24 year olds ranges from less than 1% in Jordan to 50% in Yemen. >one third of youth remain illiterate in the some Arab countries (Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen)


INTERNET(خصيصا : FACEBOOK) AND ARAB WORLD The Internet in the Arab world is powerful source of expression and information as it is in other places in the world. While some believe that it is the harbinger of freedom in media to the Middle East,

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Values In most of the Arab countries , it is very common for 3 generations of families to be living together in the same house . It’s for economical as well as mental support. it’s required in the Arabic culture to take care of elderly family members when they need help. In most of the Arab countries weekend is on Friday and Saturday. Business are closed on Friday because it’s the prayer day for Muslims. The Arab families wedding festivities last for at least one week. A new party every night for both families of the bride and the groom. Higher education colleges are almost free.

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