30 Facts About Arabs


Arabs), known as the Arab people, are an ethnic group mainly inhabiting the Arab world in Western Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and the western Indian Ocean islands (including the Comoros).

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The Arabs appear to have been under the vassalage of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, as well as the succeeding Neo-Babylonian, Achaemenid, Seleucid, and Parthian empires.

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Since the height of pan-Arabism in the 1950s and 1960s, "Arabs" has been taken to refer to a large number of people whose native regions became part of the Arab world due to the spread of Islam, which saw the expansion of Arab tribes and the Arabic language throughout during the early Muslim conquests of the 7th and 8th centuries.

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The ties that bind Arabs together are ethnic, linguistic, cultural, historical, identical, nationalist, geographical, and political.

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The Arabs have their own customs, language, literature, music, dance, media, cuisine, dress, society, sports, and mythology, as well as significant influence on Islamic architecture and Islamic art.

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Arabs have greatly influenced and contributed to diverse fields, notably architecture and the arts, language, Islamic philosophy, mythology, ethics, literature, politics, business, music, dance, cinema, medicine, science, and technology in ancient and modern history.

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Arabs are a diverse group in terms of religious affiliations and practices.

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Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdani had another view; he states that Arabs were called gharab by Mesopotamians because Bedouins originally resided to the west of Mesopotamia; the term was then corrupted into arab.

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Arabs used the term "formerly nomadic" Arabs and refers to sedentary Muslims by the region or city they lived in, as in Yemenis.

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Five Syriac inscriptions mentioning Arabs have been found at Sumatar Harabesi, one of which dates to the 2nd century CE.

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Arabs arrived in the Palmyra in the late first millennium BCE.

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Arabs did not feel the change of administration because the Ottomans modeled their rule after the previous Arab administration systems.

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Today, however, most Arabs are Muslim, with a minority adhering to other faiths, largely Christianity, but Druze and Baha'i.

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Today, the main unifying characteristic among Arabs is Arabic, a Central Semitic language from the Afroasiatic language family.

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The Arabs are first mentioned in the mid-ninth century BCE as a tribal people dwelling in the central Arabian Peninsula subjugated by Upper Mesopotamia-based state of Assyria.

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Also, before them the Nabataeans of Jordan and arguably the Emessans, Edessans, and Hatrans all appear to have been an Aramaic speaking ethnic Arabs who came to rule much of the pre-Islamic fertile crescent often as vassals of the two rival empires, the Sasanian and the Byzantine (Eastern Roman).

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The largest group of Iranian Arabs are the Ahwazi Arabs, including Banu Ka'b, Bani Turuf and the Musha'sha'iyyah sect.

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Arabs immigrants began to arrive in Canada in small numbers in 1882.

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The 1888 edition of Encyclopædia Britannica mentioned a certain number of Arabs populating the Baku Governorate of the Russian Empire.

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Afro-Arabs are individuals and groups from Africa who are of partial Arab descent.

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Large numbers of Arabs migrated to West Africa, particularly Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal (roughly 30, 000 Lebanese), Sierra Leone (roughly 10, 000 Lebanese today; about 30, 000 prior to the outbreak of civil war in 1991), Liberia, and Nigeria.

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Arabs are mostly Muslims with a Sunni majority and a Shia minority, one exception being the Ibadis, who predominate in Oman.

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The various religions the Arabs have adopted throughout their history and the various empires and kingdoms that have ruled and took lead of the Arabian civilization have contributed to the ethnogenesis and formation of modern Arab culture.

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Some parts of its religious architectures raised by Muslim Arabs were influenced by cultures of Roman, Byzantine, Persian and cultures of other lands which the Arab conquered in the 7th and 8th centuries.

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

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

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

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Arabs 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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Arabs 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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Arabs 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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