22 Facts About Arab


An Arab diaspora is present around the world in significant numbers, most notably in the Americas, Western Europe, Turkey, Indonesia, and Iran.

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The Nabataeans, an Arab people, ruled a kingdom near Petra in the 3rd century BCE.

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The Charter of the Arab League endorsed the principle of a unified Arab homeland whilst respecting the individual sovereignty of its member states.

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In Biblical etymology, Arab comes from the desert origin of the Bedouins it originally described (arava means 'wilderness').

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Arab tribes came into conflict with the Assyrians during the reign of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal, and he records military victories against the powerful Qedar tribe among others.

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From 1517 to 1918, much of the Arab world was under the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire.

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Arab expatriates contribute to the circulation of financial and human capital in the region and thus significantly promote regional development.

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Arab traders have long operated in Southeast Asia and along the East Africa's Swahili coast.

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Arab Americans are found in every state, but more than two thirds of them live in just ten states: California, Michigan, New York, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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Arab Haitians are more often than not, concentrated in financial areas where the majority of them establish businesses.

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In South Asia, where Arab ancestry is considered prestigious, many communities have origin myths that claim Arab ancestry.

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In Israel, the Druze have a status aparte from the general Arab population, treated as a separate ethno-religious community.

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Social attitudes have remained constant because Arab society is more conservative and demands conformity from its members.

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Arab miniaturists absorbed Chinese and Persian influences brought by the Mongol destructions, and at last, got totally assimilated and subsequently disappeared due to the Ottoman occupation of the Arab world.

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Arab Architecture encompasses a wide range of both secular and religious styles from the foundation of Islam to the present day.

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Pre-Islamic Arab music was similar to that of Ancient Middle Eastern music.

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Arab's work is considered instrumental in the development of science and astronomy.

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Arab solved the equation sin x = a cos x discovering the formula:.

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Arab gives other trigonometric formulae for right-angled triangles such as:.

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Arab discovered the reciprocal functions of secant and cosecant, and produced the first table of cosecants, which he referred to as a "table of shadows", for each degree from 1° to 90°.

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Arab combined observations, experiments and rational arguments to support his intromission theory of vision, in which rays of light are emitted from objects rather than from the eyes.

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Arab used similar arguments to show that the ancient emission theory of vision supported by Ptolemy and Euclid, and the ancient intromission theory supported by Aristotle (where objects emit physical particles to the eyes), were both wrong.

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