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June 8, 2009

Obama’s Middle East Speech: Most Frequently Used Words

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 7:27 am
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The following table shows the words Obama used at least five times in his speech in Cairo (text, video) last week:

the 288 one 19 know 11 every 8 end 6 conflict 5
and 233 peace 19 live 11 faith 8 fear 6 dignity 5
to 199 So 19 only 11 issue 8 Holy 6 effort 5
of 189 There 19 progress 11 Just 8 how 6 equal 5
in 134 Islam 18 should 11 Much 8 interest 6 first 5
that 134 Muslim 18 Together 11 recognize 8 Israel 6 freedom 5
is 111 No 18 upon 11 religion 8 Israel’s 6 governments 5
a 104 States 18 am 10 share 8 killed 6 hold 5
We 95 who 18 human 10 them 8 made 6 important 5
our 65 from 17 if 10 were 8 me 6 Indeed 5
For 59 my 17 Iraq 10 any 7 Muslim-majority 6 interests 5
It 59 also 16 nuclear 10 cannot 7 now 6 Iran 5
be 57 countries 16 own 10 choose 7 past 6 Islamic 5
I 55 or 16 Palestinian 10 each 7 point 6 isn’t 5
have 47 what 16 Palestinians 10 government 7 religious 6 Jews 5
are 46 an 15 Part 10 let 7 responsibility 6 life 5
people 44 United 15 power 10 nation 7 right 6 Make 5
will 42 been 14 those 10 need 7 security 6 men 5
as 41 communities 14 violence 10 never 7 support 6 out 5
not 40 country 14 where 10 peaceful 7 things 6 pursue 5
This 37 its 14 women 10 respect 7 today 6 responsibilities 5
all 36 new 14 clear 9 same 7 too 6 say 5
with 36 than 14 extremists 9 tension 7 troops 6 see 5
but 35 these 14 help 9 through 7 Violent 6 state 5
must 32 why 14 history 9 truth 7 which 6 story 5
can 31 at 13 Israelis 9 against 6 within 6 tolerance 5
has 27 between 13 other 9 based 6 work 6 War 5
world 27 do 12 over 9 beginning 6 address 5 weapons 5
on 26 More 12 seek 9 believe 6 Afghanistan 5 West 5
America 25 nations 12 time 9 bring 6 another 5 whether 5
by 25 rights 12 years 9 come 6 aspirations 5 while 5
their 23 some 12 about 8 common 6 Because 5 without 5
us 23 was 12 America’s 8 denied 6 beings 5 young 5
many 22 when 12 American 8 develop 6 brought 5 your 5
they 21 you 12 children 8 development 6 centuries 5
Muslims 19 around 11 does 8 education 6 change 5

Here is a word cloud for his speech (click on the image to see the original):

Wordle: Obama's Middle East Speech, June 2009

To study his word usage more closely, copy and paste the text of his speech into the first box on the Wordle – Create page.  Click on Go.  Then click on Language in the tool bar and on Show Word Counts at the bottom of the pop-up menu.  It’s possible to copy and paste the word-frequency table into a Word document to study it more closely.

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