Question: What is the difference between Arab and Middle Eastern?

The Middle East and the Arab world are often confused as one and the same thing. Theyre not. By other definitions, the Middle East takes in all of North Africa and stretches to the western mountains of Pakistan. The Arab world is somewhere in there.

Which Middle Eastern countries are not considered Arab?

The non-Arab Middle East: Iran, Turkey and Israel.

What makes someone Middle Eastern?

The term middle east was coined in the early 20th century to identify the area between the British colony the Near East. Therefore, when someone talks about the Middle East, they are referring to a region or geographical area that has similar characteristics compared to other areas located in North Africa or West Asia.

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