Middle East

Geography
Sahara
Largest and hottest desert in the world.  Found in North Africa
Islam
Religion of most countries and people in the Middle East
Desalination
The process of removing salt from water to make it drinkable
Muhammad
Prophet and founder of the Muslim religion
Arabic
Language spoke by most people in the Middle East
Nile River
Longest river in the world found in North Africa and Egypt
Mecca
Main place of worship and pilgrimage for Muslims
Crusades
Series of wars fought to between Christians and Muslims over the holy land
Crude Oil
Oil pumped from the ground and later refined as an energy source
Ramadan
Period of fasting for Muslim religion

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