Most countries of the Middle East and North Africa belong to the so-called ‘Arab World’ as the majority of the population speaks the same language (Arabic). However, the region is not as homogeneous as one would think.
In addition to the (dominant) Arabic language and the Islamic faith, the region is home to significant cultural and religious minorities. This has created a melting pot of cultures each with their unique characteristics.
Fanack’s Culture file presents an overview of the most important cultural traits in the region, including modern cultural movements, music, visual art and traditional crafts.
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