Southwest Asia Political Map 1996

Western Asia, West Asia, Southwest Asia or Southwestern Asia are terms that describe the westernmost portion of Asia. The terms are partly coterminous with the Middle East - which describes geographical position in relation to Western Europe rather than location within Asia. Due to this perceived Eurocentrism, international organizations such as the United Nations, have replaced Middle East and Near East with Western Asia. From a linguistic perspective, the Semitic languages of the region are Afro-Asiatic and ancient languages such as Hittite and the modern Armenian and Kurdish languages have Indo-European connections.
Source: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

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