I've just found this "The Arab countries include Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt." on an online dictionary, ie this is supposedly one of the meanings that the word "arab" might have. But how about Jordan? Libanon? Iran? Are there only 4 arab countries in the world? My original question in the italian-english language forum was what the near, middle and far east are called in italian. It appears that there is some ambiguity on the issue, and now I find on a dictionary that only the 4 above countries are to be considered Arab. I thought many more countries were "Arab", even if I don't have anything like a good idea as to a number.