I'm wondering why Middle East is not called Central East. And why Central Asia is sometimes referred to as Middle Asia (as I read on Wikipedia).
I've looked up the difference between middle and centre here: https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/83300/difference-between-center-and-middle
But it doesn't explain the difference between middle and central when it comes to regional naming. Just like in America, I read that they have Middle America and Central America. Also, in Indonesia, we have Central Java, but not Middle Java.
I think they're somehow different, but I can't tell how.