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Mecca
holiest city of Islam
muhammad
founder of the religion islam
mosque
place of worship for muslims
theocratic
religious leaders control the government
OPEC
organization of petroleum exploring countries; helps control worldwide oil prices
western wall
a portion of the second temple; holiest site in jeruselum
dome of the rock
a shrine that houses the spot where muslims believe the prophet muhammad rose into heaven
zionism
a movement which goaled to create and support a jewish homeland in palestine
mesopotamia
land between the rivers
sunni
a branch of islams ; 87% of the muslims
shi'ite
a branch of islams, mostly in iran
guest workers
largely unskilled laborers that were recruited to fill job openings
stateless nation
a nation of people without a land to legally occupy
west bank
a strip of land on the west side of the jordan river
gaza strip
a territory along the mediterranean sea just NE of the sinai peninsula
himalaya mountains
a mountain range in S. Asia that include Mt. Everest, the worlds tallest mountain peak
subcontinent
a large landmass that is smaller than a continent
archipelago
island group
atoll
islands that are lowlying tops of submerged volcanoes, surrounded by coral reefs and shallow lagoons
monsoon
seasonal wind
cyclone
violent storm with fierce winds and heavy rain
hinduism
religion of most indians
storm surge
high water level brought by a cyclone that swamps low-lying areas
estuary
an arm of the sea at the lower end of a river
jordan river
provides one of the most precious resources - water