Definition of Near East in English:

Near East

Pronunciation /ˈˌnir ˈēst/ /ˈˌnɪr ˈist/

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proper noun

  • the Near EastA term originally applied to the Balkan states of southeastern Europe, but now generally applied to the countries of southwestern Asia between the Mediterranean and India (including the Middle East), especially in historical contexts.