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OT: Vorderasien vs. Nahost (was OT: Re: an axe to grind)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 9:46

Andreas Johansson wrote:

> While at the subject of German geographical terminology, I thought I'd ask the > resident Germans whether there's any distinction between 'Vorderasien' and > 'Nahost' (lit "near-east"). Is there?
As far as I can tell, the terms are synonymous, but _Vorderasien_ is mainly used when discussing the *ancient* Middle East, and rarely for the modern Middle East. Greetings, Jörg. __________________________________________________________________________ Erweitern Sie FreeMail zu einem noch leistungsstarkeren E-Mail-Postfach! Mehr Infos unter


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>