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Understanding Arabs, Fifth Edition: A Contemporary Guide to Arab Society by Margaret Nydell

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CHAPTER 14THE ARAB COUNTRIES, SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES: THE ARAB COUNTRIES IN AFRICA

Generalizing about Arabs is a little like generalizing about Europeans—they have many traits in common, but regional differences are striking. Arabs are more alike than Europeans, however, because they share the same language and, most important, they believe that they are a cultural unit, as they say “one Arab nation comprised of numerous Arab states.” Arab nationalism has a broad appeal, despite shifting political alliances.

The national and social characteristics described here, as well as statistical information, reveal some notable differences among various Arab national groups. The most important single difference that affects foreigners is the distinction ...

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