Iraq

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See also: iraq and İraq

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Flag of Iraq: اللّٰه أكبر

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Borrowed from Arabic الْعِرَاق(al-ʿirāq, Iraq), of uncertain derivation. 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's [script needed] (ˀl'k' /erāg/, lowlands), due to historic rule from Iraq's plateau-situated neighbor, Persia.

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Iraq (plural Iraqs)

  1. A country in the Middle East and Western Asia that borders on Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey, having Baghdad as its capital; modern Republic of Iraq (since 1958).
  2. (historical) An expansive historical region of medieval Western Asia, including not only the modern territories of Iraq but also large parts of western Iran (the so-called Persian Iraq).
    Synonym: Two Iraqs

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Asturian[edit]

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Iraq m

  1. Iraq (country)

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Catalan[edit]

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Iraq m

  1. Iraq

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Italian[edit]

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Iraq m

  1. Iraq

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian and/or English Iraq, from Arabic عِراق(ʿirāq). The pronunciation with /ʔ/ is probably spelling-based, but perhaps reinforced by a learned understanding that the Arabic ق(q) corresponds to Maltese q.

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Iraq m

  1. Iraq

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Iraq m

  1. Alternative spelling of Irak