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Learn All 17 Mideast Countries in Arabic Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in Arabic Language, Culture

Marhaba! Building on a previous post that discussed all 50 U.S. states in Arabic, today I want to teach you how to pronounce the name of every Mideast country in Arabic. Traditionally speaking, the Middle East comprises Iran, the Levant, Egypt, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, and the Arabian Peninsula. However, the table below uses the modern-day country names of these entities. I have translated and transliterated the country names so that you can use them when writing and/or speaking Arabic. If you are from the Middle East, please tell me where you from in the comments section (below this post) in the following format: ‘I am from …’ If you are not from the Middle East and want to visit one of these countries in the near future, post a comment following this format ‘I want to visit…’ Please provide your answers in Arabic.

mideast countries

Let’s begin practicing. Here are two examples:

I am from Lebanon.
Translation: أنا من لبنان
Transliteration: Ana min Lubnan

Downtown Beirut  Image by Ahmad Moussaoui via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Downtown Beirut
Image by Ahmad Moussaoui via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

I want to visit Jordan
Translation: أريد أن أزور الأردن
Transliteration: Urid an azur al-Urdun


Amman, Jordan Image by kristofarndt via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Where are you from or where do you want to visit? Share your answers in the comment sections below.

Stay tuned for future posts on other countries in different continents

For now take care and stay tuned for upcoming posts!
Happy Learning!
Have a nice day!!
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About the Author: jesa

Salam everyone! Born as an American to two originally Arab parents, I have been raised and have spent most of my life in Beirut, Lebanon. I have lived my good times and my bad times in Beirut. I was but a young child when I had to learn to share my toys and food with others as we hid from bombs and fighting during the Lebanese Civil War. I feel my connection to Arabic as both a language and culture is severing and so it is with you, my readers and fellow Arabic lovers, and through you that I wish to reestablish this connection by creating one for you.


  1. Seda:

    .انا من تركيا
    .أريد ان أزور اللبنان

    • jesa:

      @Seda Salam Seda, thanks for answering where you’re from and where you’d like to go. just one correction on where you want to visit. there is no need to add ‘ال’ which literally translates to ‘the’ before proper nouns. it should be: أريد ان أزور لبنان thanks for participating and keep up the good work 🙂

  2. zohair ر:

    I want to visit Turkey

    • jesa:

      @zohair ر Salam Zohair, could you translate this sentence ‘I want to visit Turkey’ to Arabic 🙂 (you can find some hints in the post above)

  3. Jana:

    انا من التشيك و أريد أن أزور إسرائل و سوريا و لبنان

    • jesa:

      @Jana Salam Jana, awesome you are planning to visit the Levant 🙂 happy travels!