Some people say Egypt is in Africa, others say it is in the Middle East. Which is correct? If the world is divided into continents and countries, how come some countries are found in two continents?
Interesting stuff. I never considered Egypt outside Africa, even though I have identified their economic affiliation with the other Gulf countries. I think the one on Russia was new to me.
Yes, they belong to both just as you explained in your post.
If they feel more as Middle East maybe they should officially leave the African Union.
Russia doesn't pertske in EU matter & may not necessarily identify as one.
What about Turkey??? 😁
Cool stuff. Great read and interesting insights
Thanks for this piece, Funmi. I'd love to ask that could the CONTINENTAL DRIFT have affected the regions and continents
The middle east name was coined by a white man name . Alfred Thayer Mahan, the celebrated American advocate of naval power. IT DOESN'T EXIST.... Egypt is in Africa that's it that's all.... FACTS👍
The middle east is not a continent therefore, Egypt is in the continent of Africa, yes?
It’s disturbing to see the world terraformed to remove Alkebulan as the creators of all the wealth that Europe claims to have done on their own when all they really did was recreate what was already there. Pyramids were built long before the west claimed to have discovered Pi. Kemet is Egypts true name but West changed the names redrawn the borders and simply rewrote history.
The Middle East is a very frustrating term. First of all, the middle of the east is actually Central Asia.
Second of all, why are typically middle eastern countries not called west Asia?
There was something in the news recently about Middle East getting its own race category in the census and it boggled my mind. If Middle East gets its own category, surely East Asia and South Asia should have their own category?
Currently South Asia and east Asia are lumped together as asian (which is np with me!) but it doesn’t take a dna test to recognize that south Asians have much more in common with west Asians culturally and physically than we do with East Asians. The only reason I can think of for this is racism in Arab countries not wanting to be associated with south Asians.
All in all, I think it’s time to distinguish regions in Asia by geography and culture accurately: East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, northwest Asia, west Asia.