Cultural Writing 2
3o October 2012
The Arab Culture
Have you ever found yourself asking questions about another culture? I have been reading articles about the Arab culture. The articles that I have read, describes different types of races in the Arab culture. Now that you have more information about the different cultures you will begin to understand a whole lot more about the Arab people as a whole.
Like other cultures,” Arab’s have are a shared religion. Arab’s belong to many religions, including Islam, Christianity, Druze, Judaism and a host of others” (6). Remember that culture and religion is not the same thing. Culture is what differentiates them from other people. Their religion it is what they study and their beliefs. Most Arab people are connected by their culture, but all Islam’s are not Muslim. The language is a way of distinguishing the characteristics of Arab people. There is a host of ways of trying to figure out where an Arab is from.” Levantine dialect (Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon), Modern Standard Arabic is a pan-Arabic language used in newspapers books and letters, Egyptian and North African Dialect, and Khalijji, or Gulf Dialect”(5). If you understand the countries, you might be able to figure it out.
Arab’s do not just live in Arab speaking countries. They live all over the United States too. I am quite sure that they live in most of the 50 states. According to the U.S. Census Bureau about one third of Arab people live in California, Michigan and New York. Another third are in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia. These Arab’s are considered to be Arab Americans for the simple fact that they live in the United States but immigrated from countries that speak Arabic in Southwestern Asia and Northern Africa, but most of the Arab Americans were born in the U.S.” Arab Americans trace their roots to many places, including parts or all of Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti,...