It was in this same area that the three great monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islamoriginated, in time spreading to all corners of the world.
The followers of those faiths lived in harmony throughout the centuries in the Arab homeland, since all considered themselves the people of one God. His Arab followers soon spread the new faith in the West, across North Africa into Spain and France, and in the East, to the borders of China.
Foremost among the river valleys are the Nile and the Tigris-Euphrates.
The population of the Arab nationapproximately 253 million as of 1994is a youthful one.
The Arab people are further united through their membership and participation in the League of Arab States.