Middle East

The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa.The Middle East lies at the juncture of Eurasia and Africa and of the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.  Religions: The birthplace and spiritual center of religions such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Manichaeism, Yezidi, Druze, Yarsan and Mandeanism, and in Iran, Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, Manicheanism, and the Bahá'í Faith.  Languages: The three top languages, in terms of numbers of speakers, are Arabic, Persian and Turkish. Various other languages are also spoken in the Middle East.