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Silk Road
The SILK ROAD or SILK ROUTE was an ancient network of trade routes that were for centuries central to cultural interaction originally through regions of Eurasia
Eurasia
connecting the East and West and stretching from the Korean peninsula and Japan to the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
Sea. The Silk
Silk
Road concept refers to both the terrestrial and the maritime routes connecting Asia and Europe. The overland Steppe route stretching through the Eurasian steppe is considered the ancestor to the Silk
Silk
Road(s). While the term is of modern coinage, the Silk
Silk
Road derives its name from the lucrative trade in silk (and horses) carried out along its length, beginning during the Han dynasty
Han dynasty
(207 BCE – 220 CE)
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Western Culture
WESTERN CULTURE, sometimes equated with WESTERN CIVILIZATION, OCCIDENTAL CULTURE, the WESTERN WORLD, WESTERN SOCIETY, EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, or JUDEO-GRECO-CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION, is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms , ethical values , traditional customs , belief systems , political systems and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe
Europe
. The term also applies beyond Europe, to countries and cultures whose histories are strongly connected to Europe
Europe
by immigration, colonization, or influence. For example, Western Culture includes countries in the Americas
Americas
and Australasia , whose language and demographic ethnicity majorities are currently European
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Turkish People
Turkey
Turkey
63,589,988–65,560,701 (2008 est
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Syrians
c. 18 million in Syria, Syrian ancestry: +10 million Syrian refugees: +6 million REGIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT POPULATIONS SYRIA 17,185,170 BRAZIL 4,011,480 TURKEY 2,764,500 LEBANON 1,500,000 JORDAN 1,400,000 ARGENTINA 1,103,000 VENEZUELA 1,015,632 GERMANY 600,000 IRAQ 247,861 SWEDEN 166,108 UNITED STATES 154,560 GREECE 88,204 CANADA 40,840 MACEDONIA 40,000 LANGUAGES Arabic
Arabic
( Syrian Arabic
Syrian Arabic
) Aramaic ( Western Neo-Aramaic
Western Neo-Aramaic
, Turoyo )
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Latin Language
LATIN (Latin: lingua latīna, IPA: ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages
Indo-European languages
. The Latin alphabet is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets , and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet
Phoenician alphabet
. Latin
Latin
was originally spoken in Latium
Latium
, in the Italian Peninsula
Italian Peninsula
. Through the power of the Roman Republic
Roman Republic
, it became the dominant language, initially in Italy and subsequently throughout the Roman Empire . Vulgar Latin developed into the Romance languages
Romance languages
, such as Italian , Portuguese , Spanish , French , and Romanian
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Hindi Language
HINDI ( Devanagari
Devanagari
: हिन्दी, IAST
IAST
: Hindī), or MODERN STANDARD HINDI ( Devanagari
Devanagari
: मानक हिन्दी, IAST
IAST
: Mānak Hindī) is a standardised and sanskritised register of the Hindustani language . Modern Hindi
Hindi
and its literary tradition evolved towards the end of the 18th century. Along with the English language
English language
, Hindi
Hindi
written in the Devanagari script is the official language of the Government of India
India
. On 14 September 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India
India
adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Republic of India
India

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Syncretic
SYNCRETISM (/ˈsɪŋkrətɪzəm/ ) is the combining of different beliefs, while blending practices of various schools of thought . Syncretism
Syncretism
involves the merging or assimilation of several originally discrete traditions , especially in the theology and mythology of religion , thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism
Syncretism
also occurs commonly in expressions of arts and culture, (known as eclecticism ) as well as politics (syncretic politics )
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Greek Language
GREEK ( Modern Greek : ελληνικά , elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα ( listen ), ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece
Greece
and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean . It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary , were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin
Latin
, Cyrillic
Cyrillic
, Armenian , Coptic , Gothic and many other writing systems
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Somali People
SOMALIS (Somali : Soomaali, Arabic
Arabic
: صوماليون‎‎) are an ethnic group inhabiting the Horn of Africa
Horn of Africa
( Somali Peninsula ). The overwhelming majority of Somalis speak the Somali language
Somali language
, which is part of the Cushitic branch of the Afroasiatic family. They are predominantly Sunni Muslim
Muslim
. Ethnic Somalis number around 16-20 million and are principally concentrated in Somalia
Somalia
(around 12 million), Ethiopia
Ethiopia
(4.6 million), Kenya
Kenya
(2.4 million), and Djibouti (524,000)
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Armenians
ARMENIANS (Armenian : հայեր, hayer ) are an ethnic group native to the Armenian Highlands
Armenian Highlands
. Armenians
Armenians
constitute the main population of Armenia
Armenia
and the de facto independent Artsakh . There is a wide-ranging diaspora of around 5 million people of full or partial Armenian ancestry living outside modern Armenia. The largest Armenian populations today exist in Russia , the United States , France , Georgia , Iran
Iran
, Germany, Ukraine , Lebanon
Lebanon
, Brazil and Syria
Syria
. With the exceptions of Iran
Iran
and the former Soviet states, the present-day Armenian diaspora was formed mainly as a result of the Armenian Genocide
Armenian Genocide

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Outline Of South Asian History
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the history of South Asia: HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA – SOUTH ASIA includes the contemporary political entities of the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
and associated islands, therefore, its history includes the histories of India , Pakistan , Bangladesh , Nepal , Afghanistan , Bhutan , and the island nations of Sri Lanka and the Maldives
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Chinese People
CHINESE PEOPLE are the various individuals or groups of people associated with China
China
, usually through ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, or other affiliation. CONTENTS * 1 Ancestry * 2 Nationality, citizenship, and residence * 3 Overseas Chinese * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links ANCESTRY Further information: Ethnic minorities in China
China
, List of ethnic groups in China
China
and Taiwan
Taiwan
, and Unrecognized ethnic groups in China
China
Woman wearing yellow and green hanfu , a traditional dress of Han people Tibetans in Qinghai Hui people in Xinjiang A number of ethnic groups within China, as well as people elsewhere with ancestry in the region, may be referred to as Chinese people
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Goguryeo
GOGURYEO (고구려; 高句麗; , 37 BCE–668 CE), also called GORYEO (고려; 高麗; ), was a kingdom located in northern and central parts of the Korean Peninsula
Korean Peninsula
and southern Manchuria
Manchuria
. It was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea , together with Baekje
Baekje
and Silla
Silla
. Goguryeo
Goguryeo
was an active participant in the power struggle for control of the Korean peninsula
Korean peninsula
and was also associated with the foreign affairs of neighboring polities in China
China
and Japan
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Arab People
ARABS ( Arabic
Arabic
: عَرَب‎‎ ; ( listen )) are a population inhabiting the Arab world
Arab world
. They primarily live in the Arab
Arab
states in Western Asia
Western Asia
, North Africa
North Africa
, the Horn of Africa
Horn of Africa
and western Indian Ocean islands . The Arabs
Arabs
are first mentioned in the mid-ninth century BC as tribal people in eastern and southern Syria, and the north of the Arabian Peninsula. The Arabs
Arabs
appear to have been under the vassalage of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Neo-Assyrian Empire
(911–612 BC), and the succeeding Neo-Babylonian (626–539 BC), Achaemenid (539–332 BC), Seleucid and Parthian empires
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Georgian People
The GEORGIANS or KARTVELIANS (Georgian : ქართველები, translit. : kartvelebi) are a nation and ethnic group who constitute a majority of the population in Georgia . Large Georgian communities are also present throughout Russia
Russia
, Turkey
Turkey
, Greece
Greece
, Iran
Iran
, Ukraine
Ukraine
, United States
United States
, and to a lesser extent throughout the European Union
European Union

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India
INDIA, officially the REPUBLIC OF INDIA (Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia
South Asia
. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people ), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west; China
China
, Nepal
Nepal
, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
Maldives

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