In these times of war…

I was reading something about the borders of Thailand and on the same site, I discovered a link to an article about how the borders of the middle east could be redrawn to fit ethnic groups. I found this interesting partly because I never knew exactly how the ethnic make up of the middle east was. These maps show very clearly how different the middle east could be. I know about the large ethnic minorities in Baluchistan and Kurdistan, but not that there are other significant groups that should, in a sense, be listened to. It’s taken from the Armed Forces Journal and you can see the original article here


2 thoughts on “In these times of war…

  1. Ethnicity is big deal in the middle-east largely because of their tribal heritage For example, the name Pakistan is an acronym for the different peoples of the land(s): Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, Sindh, and tan to stand for Balochistan… then of course there are also the Pashtuns and Mahajir ethnic groups… lalala

  2. I knew that Pakistan was an acronym, what I didn’t know was that it also means “Land of the pure” in urdu and persian. That’s a difficult name to live up to. :-)

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