HANDBOOK FOR ALL
Brave Men and Women in Uniform who are
Fighting for Freedom, Honor, Justice, & Hope
for all mankind.
Tens of books have been written about Iraq,
its land, people & culture. However, the authors of these books were
primarily western scholars and Middle Easterners who are not as
familiar with this significant part of the world, also known as the
Garden of Eden and the Cradle of Civilization, as the original
IRAQ and Iraqis
can be known and dealt with in numerous positive ways. Iraqis are
usually warm, polite and very courteous hosts. They do sometimes
overreact harshly to direct or indirect insults, whether they come
as an act or through words that are usually part of our American
is a significant tool that would definitely help avoid both a simple
misunderstanding and a huge crisis.
Among the most
important factors that would help us win Iraq and Iraqis is to
better understand the Iraqi slang. Slang Encompasses “secret” words
and idioms that are consistently used in books, magazines,
television, movies, songs, Iraqi homes, etc. and generally are
reserved only for native speakers.
For the non-native
speaker, learning the information in “Winning Iraq” whether the
popular Iraqi traditions, habits, and customs or simply the Iraq
slang will equal years of living in Iraq and eliminate the usual
time it takes to absorb the intricacies of slang.
In some segments of
this book, dialogues are presented in a very unique way to better
understanding the huge differences between standard Arabic and the
other version of the same dialogue as it would actually be spoken by
an Iraqi. All of the eight sections of the Iraqi Slangs that are
included in this handbook offer a unique look at common words used
in slang expressions and are all very popular and used by everyone.
Amer Hanna (The
Author) is a native Iraqi who was born, educated and spent forty
years in Iraq. His purpose for writing this book is to familiarize
the US troops, the American people and those who intend to visit
Iraq whether as consultants, contractors, etc., with his rich and
profound experience about his homeland (The Land & The People) in a
very easy to learn and methodical manner.
We highly recommend
this book to all levels of readers who are interested in learning
about Iraq and Iraqis. We also strongly endorse this book to be
taught in special courses for all women and men in uniform who are
heroically serving in Iraq or might soon be stationed.
Fast Facts about IRAQ
History, Land, & People
a- A Brief History
b- The Land
c- The People:
Iraqi Arab & Arabizeds
VIII- Iraqi Shabak
IX- Iraqi Mi’dan
Three Golden Keys!
1-Muslims of the World
2- Muslims of IRAQ
Christianity … The Second Major Religion in
as a Vital Factor
Greetings & More!
Patrolling and on-the-road slangs
Parts of the City and Village
Time, Directions, Numerals, & Weather
Illustrated Body & Face Parts
Illustrated Average Iraqi House
Cultural Awareness Tips
IRAQ) Technical Information:
Format: Paper Cover
Size: 8.5 x 5.5 Inches
Photos & Maps: Full Color
Illustrations: Line Illustrations
(Created by the Author), Cartoons, & Genuine Charts
Design & Layout: By Amer H. Fatuhi
Experimental Edition, (Limited).
Printed by: Naman Printing, USA
Iraqi American Media Network / PRD
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amer Hanna-Fatuhi: Visual Artist & Historian
CEO, Art & History Director at: Iraqi Artists
Association (USA & Canada)