Posted on 19 December 2017
The Eastern Mediterranean denotes the countries geographically to the east of the Mediterranean Sea. This region is also known as Greater Syria or the Levant. The eastern Mediterranean populations share not only the geographic position, but cuisine, some customs, and a very long history. The Eastern Mediterranean Muslims, Christians, Circassians and Christian Maronite Cypriots populations speak Levantine Arabic also known as Mediterranean Arabic (شامي).