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Persia

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Persian Empire, 490 BC

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Persia, from Ancient Greek Περσίς (Persis), from Old Persian 𐎱𐎠𐎼𐎿 (Pārsa).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈpɜː(ɹ).ʒə/, SAMPA: /"p3:(r).Z@/

Proper noun

Singular
Persia

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Persia

  1. The country of Iran until 1935 was officially called "Persia" in English. However, the local name of the country since the Sassanian period has been "Iran". Since 1935 both terms "Iran" and "Persia" have been used in English, though Iran predominates. The Persian Empire once included most of Western and Central Asia and North Africa.

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Italian

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Proper noun

Persia f. [[Category:Template:lang:it proper nouns|Persia]]

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