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An example use of west in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… coming in from the West Bank but the …”
West is the direction that is on the left side of the map.
the word west occurs in english on average 215 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.