"Middle East," attested from 1944. Loosely defined.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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His grasp of the history and politics of the region beats that of any ten Mid-East experts you can name.How to Revive The Peace Process: A Modest Proposal
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
May 9, 2012