Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from Latin Syria (adapted to fit Latvian patterns, + -ija), itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Συρία (Suría), perhaps a shortened form of Ἀσσυρία (Assuría), possibly from Akkadian Ashshur, the name of the chief city of the Assyrian kingdom, and also of the main Assyrian deity.
Sīrija f (4th declension)
- Syria (country in the Middle East in Asia, with Damascus as its capital)
Sīrijas karogs ― the flag of Syria
Sīrijas valdība ― the government of Syria
Sīrija ir valsts Āzijā ― Syria is a country in Asia