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Here are the top ten articles for the Middle Eastern Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Languages of the Middle East
The Middle East is an area of amazing and often overlooked linguistic diversity.

2. The Hamsa - Protection from the Evil Eye
The hamsa; also known as the hamesh, Hand of Fatima, Hand of Miriam, and Hand of God; is a Middle Eastern symbol of protection, particularly from the evil eye. Learn about the history and symbolism of this talisman.

3. Key Cultural and Social Values in the Middle East
A comparison of cultural and social values in Western and Middle Eastern cultures.

4. Alia Muhammad Baker - Chief Librarian of Al Basrah (Iraq) Central Library, Cultural Heroine
Librarian Alia Muhammad Baker saved the majority of the collection of the Basra Central Library, and much of the history of Basra, from the looting and destruction of war. Her actions inspired two fabulous children's books and earned her a place in the rich history of Iraqi libraries.

5. Numbers in the Middle East - Understanding Arabic Numbers
Want to be able to read prices and addresses through out the Middle East? Check out this description of different types of numbers.

6. Janissaries - the Ottoman Empire's Infallible Army
A short history of the infallible army of Ottoman Empire, the Janissaries.

7. Greetings and Politeness in Dari
The two official languages of Afghanistan are Pashto and Dari. Dari stems from Persian Farsi, which is spoken in Iran and other Middle Eastern countries. Need a kick start on your Dari language skills? Check out these basic words and phrases.

8. Nabati Poetry - The Poetry of the Desert
Nabati, or Bedouin, poetry is the native poetry of the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf.

9. Utilize Your Learning Style To Master Middle Eastern Languages
Put your study time to maximum use by using your learning style to choose an optimal language learning method. Then try a free lesson in the Middle Eastern Language of your choice.

10. Status of Muslim Women
A discussion of the status of Muslim women and their role in Middle Eastern society.



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