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That's not right. Usually people think when 'Orient' is mentioned of the Middle East,

Posted By: == on 2009-05-12
In Reply to: I have always been told - ExMQMT

teh Middle East, also called Minor Asia, and the Arab countries in Northern Africa, like Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Tunesia, Algeria etc.....
Don't you?

Instead of 'oriental' one can say 'from the Orient.' also for persons. But one can say 'oriental', nothing wrong with that.

A poster mentioned China, Japan, Philippines, Korea etc...yes, this is Asia, also called the 'Far East'.

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