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Arabic Cultures

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Updated: Mon, Jun 7, 2010

ARAB - An Arab (Arabic:  'arabi) is a person who identifies as such on linguistic or cultural grounds. The plural form, Arabs ( al-'arab), refers to the cultural group at large.

Though the Arabic language pre-dates the Common Era, Arabic culture was first spread in the Middle East beginning in the 2nd century as ethnically Arab Christians such as the Ghassanids, Lakhmids and Banu Judham began migrating into the Northern Arabian desert and the Levant.The Arabic language gained greater prominence with the rise of Islam in the 7th century AD as the language of the Qur'an, and Arabic language and culture were more widely disseminated as a result of early Islamic expansion.

  • American Druze Society - a religious community found primarily in Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan, whose traditional religion is said to have begun as an offshoot of Islam, but is unique in its incorporation of Gnostic, neo-Platonic and other philosophies, similar to other followers of Ismaili Shi'a Islam. Because of such incorporation, they are sometimes considered as an independent religion, even though the Druze are officially classified as Muslims and the Nizari Imam Aga Khan III recognized them as adherents of Ismailism.

    Theologically, Druze consider themselves "an Islamic Unist, reformatory sect". The Druze call themselves Ahl al-Tawhid "People of Unitarianism or Monotheism" or al-Muwa%%idkn "Unitarians, Monotheists." (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

  • Arab - American Historical Foundation - Genealogy and History. The summer of 2006 marked the 250th anniversary of the 1755 Explusion of Acadians from their homeland.

  • Arab American National Museum - The Arab American National Museum collects, documents, and preserves objects that help illustrate the Arab American experience. Our permanent collection includes: art, three-dimensional artifacts, documents, personal papers, and photographs that were created by, owned, primarily used by, or that illustrate the Arab American experience. Almost all of the objects in the permanent collection have entered or will enter the collection through the generosity of individuals and communities, making the collection truly reflective of the diverse lives and histories of Arab Americans.

  • Arab World - Language, politics, religion and people (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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