world is made up of 22 countries stretching from Morocco in the west to Oman in the east. The population is made up of 300 million people and their combined economies surpass $1 trillion annually. On the other hand, the number of books published yearly in the Arab world is smaller than that published in Greece
alone. The religion of the majority of people in Arab
countries is Islam
, but Arabs
make up less than one third of the world's 1 billion Muslims
- sometimes referred to as the Islamic World
Interestingly, the majority of Arab Americans are Christian.
- See also : Arabia