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al shaam الشام

English translation: The levant

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Arabic term or phrase:a`shaamالشام
English translation:The levant
Entered by: ALWALEED
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00:55 Aug 12, 2001
Arabic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Arabic term or phrase: al shaam الشام
geographical belt inculdes Syria,leb.,Irag and Jordon.
ALWALEED
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The Levant
Explanation:
The adjective is "Levantine" (SHAMIYY)

It is also called "Greater Syria," although this term is becoming less popular, for obvious political reasons.

I generally prefer using the term "East Mediterranean" if I feel that "Levant" might be too obscure for the intended audience.

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The Levant


Explanation:
The adjective is "Levantine" (SHAMIYY)

It is also called "Greater Syria," although this term is becoming less popular, for obvious political reasons.

I generally prefer using the term "East Mediterranean" if I feel that "Levant" might be too obscure for the intended audience.

Fuad


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