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History of the Middle East
Arabic Language and Culture
How many Arab Americans are in the Senate?
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How is a person an Arab American?
If he is an American citizen from Arab descent. "Arab" usually meaning ' any person from anywhere in the Middle East' whose family speaks Arabic, not including Jews, Circassians, Persians, or Turks. An Arab-American is simply an American who has Arab ethnicity. Usually Arab-Americans can trace their family back to a country in the Middle East or North Africa. There are a large number of Christian Arab-Americans, who are typically first or second generation Americans, and large number of Muslim Arab-Americans, who are typically foreign-born or first generation Americans.