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Definition of the noun al-iraq

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  1. a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of Al-Iraq: Irak / Iraq / Republic of Iraq
    • instance of: Asian country / Asian nation = any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
    • part of: Middle East / Mideast / Near East = the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; Gulf States = the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf; Asia = the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia
    • parts:
      • capital of Iraq / Baghdad / Bagdad = capital and largest city of Iraq
      • Basia / Basra = the second largest city in Iraq
      • Karbala / Kerbala / Kerbela = a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad
      • Kirkuk = a city in northeastern Iraq
      • Mosul = a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of Nineveh
      • Mesopotamia = the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations
      • Babylonia / Chaldaea / Chaldea = an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia
      • Chaldaea / Chaldea = an ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert; settled in 1000 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 539 BC
      • Sumer = an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq
      • Assyria = an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
      • Ashur / Assur / Asur = an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria
      • Nineveh = an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq
      • Kurdistan = an extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
      • Iraqi Kurdistan = the part of Kurdistan that is in northwestern Iraq
      • Syrian Desert = a desert of northern Arabia occupying western Iraq, southern Syria, eastern Jordan, and northern Saudi Arabia
      • Euphrates River / Euphrates = a river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf
      • Tigris River / Tigris = an Asian river
    • member of: Arab League = an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation; OPEC / Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries = an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
    • member: Iraki / Iraqi = a native or inhabitant of Iraq


al-Iraq a.k.a. Al Iraq is a periodical, newspaper.

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Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Law Journal Reports al-Jum al-Iraq al-Jumhuriyah al Iraqiyah (Arabic— Republic of Iraq) al-Jum al-Jaz ad-Dim ashShab al-Jumhuriya al-Jazairiya ad- Dimuqratiya ash-Shabiya (Arabic—Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria) alk alkali ...

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We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours. (David Letterman)
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