World Regional Geography
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Egypt, the Capital of Africa
Nationality is a character’s legal relationship between a person and state or country.
Typically, nationality protects the person by the state or country. Each nation differs from one another. Countries have limited rights and guidelines to determine which of their residents will be their nationals. Generally, you obtain a nationality by birth within a particular country, or by inheritance from one or both parents. With that being the case, I am proud to say that I am full
Egyptian. My families go back to the ancient age of the Egyptians. I was born in Egypt in 1991, experiencing very much at such a young age. I learned so much at an early age and it opened my eyes to the world around me. All the different smells of Egyptian food in the street, the sounds of the traffic, and the crowding of people in areas remind me how Egypt and America are so different. According to Deblij, this would be considered as homogeneity.
As one of the largest and most diverse nations in Africa, it is such a blessing to be from
Egypt. I come from a giant family of all Egyptians in Port Said, a large import/export city in the region. This city extends along the northeast coast of the Mediterranean Sea, about 100 miles away from the Nile River. My family’s skin color ranges from white to dark colored. My nationality traces to French, Greek Roman and Spanish roots in my Egyptian background.
Everyday families usually cook inside their homes and everyone gathers for dinner. Our most common meal is fish, or some type of seafood. At least a few times a week my family has fresh seafood gathered by fishermen. It is very rare to attend dinner without family. Egypt is well known for being a familyoriented country. Family is important and plays an important role in
Egyptian culture. The fact that I grew up in an Islamic home is because Egypt is an Islamic state.
Religion controls many aspects of social life and is endorsed by the law. Egypt is predominately
Muslim, with Muslim's accounting for a 90% of a population of 90 million people. Islam is practiced every day, and mosques are literally in every neighborhood ranging less than a mile apart. Throughout Egypt, there are a number of languages spoken. The primary language spoken is Egyptian Arabic and second is French and English. Although the country is filled with plenty of diverse cultures, there are also Swahili and Sudanese Arabic spoken. With an estimated population of 90 million people, Egypt is home to three times the population of California, in a country half the size.
Homogeneity is sameness, cohesion and stability in a country. When I think of Egypt, homogeneity is something that comes to mind. Egyptians are peaceful people. We come together to agree rather than fight amongst ourselves. For example, recently Egypt has gone through a major revolution, where the people came together ordering the Former president Mohamed
Morsi out of office. An estimated 14 million people protested, which lasted five days in Tahrir
Square. In the end, the citizens claimed their victory and newly elected President Al Fattah El