"Near/Far East" in non-european languages
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I am currently writing a term paper about perspectivity in
language. As an example for the influence of a certain
perspective on a language's vocabulary I chose the German
words "Nahost" (Middle East, lit. 'Near East') and "Fernost"
Since these terms only make sense from a Europe-centered
perspective, I was wondering whether non-european languages
use similar constructions for the same or other areas on
the world map.
Please send any hints to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance for your help,
Saarland University, Germany