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Possibly from Sumerian "Uruk" or "Warka" (Biblical "Erech") 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 عريق (ʕarí:q, "deep-rooted"), from عرق (ʕirq, "root").

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Iraq

  1. Country in Mesopotamia that borders on Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey. Official name: Republic of Iraq.

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Iraq m.

  1. Iraq

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