Irāka

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See also: iraka and Irākā

Latvian[edit]

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 Irāka on Latvian Wikipedia
Irāka (Āzijā)
Irākas karogs

Etymology[edit]

Via some other European language, ultimately a Middle East term, possibly from Sumerian [Term?] (/Uruk/) or [Term?] (/Warka/) (Biblical Erech), the name of a region in the south of ancient Iraq. Medieval Arabic uses Iraq as a geographical term for the area in the south and center of the modern Iraq. Some Arabic sources say that Iraq comes from عَرِيق(ʿarīq, deep-rooted), from عِرْق(ʿirq, root), while others say it is from Middle Persian erāq (lowlands), due to historic rule from Iraq's plateau-situated neighbor, Persia.

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Irāka f (4th declension)

  1. Iraq (country in the Middle East in Asia, with Baghdad as its capital)
    Irākas karogsthe flag of Iraq
    Irākas valdībathe government of Iraq
    Irākas karšthe Iraq war
    ASV un sabiedrotie uzbruka Irākai bez ANO sankcijasthe USA and its allies attacked Iraq without UN sanction

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