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Birthplace of Judaism and Christianity

Fertile Crescent

body of water surrounded by oil producing countries


Persian Gulf

largest ethnic group in Southwest Asia

Arabs

oil

petroleum

region that includes the Middle East, Northern Tier, and Arabian Peninsula


Southwest Asia

narrow body of water

strait

Jewish nation

Israel


mineral deposit found in Southwest Asia


phosphate

oldest continuously occupied city in the world

Damascus

land area rich with water sources

Fertile Crescent

body of water which is a source of conflict to Jordan and Syria

Jordan River

once known as the Paris of the East

Beirut


Birthplace of Islam, Kaaba


Arabian Peninsula

largest population in Southwest Asia


Iran and Turkey


to use up


depleted

large land mass-contains few people and little farmland

Arabian Peninsula

Plateau of Anatolia


Northern Tier


variation in elevation of land


relief

dry river beds


wadis

depletion of forests

deforestation