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Arwad – formerly known as Arado, Arados, Arvad, Arpad, Arphad, and Antiochia in Pieria, also called Ruad Island – located in the Mediterranean Sea, is the only inhabited island in Syria. The town of Arwad takes up the entire island. It is located 3 kilometres from Tartus, Syria's second largest port. Today, it is mainly a fishing town. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Arwad had a population of 4,403 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the Arwad nahiyah of which it is the only locality. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.

  • also known as Arphad, Arado, Arpad, Arados, Antiochia, Arvad, Ruad Island
  • part of Tartus Governorate


"Arwad" is a 2013 drama film written by Samer Najari and directed by Samer Najari and Dominique Chila.

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Google previewRas Shamra Parallels

Contrary to the often reiterated opinion that the name is non-Semitic or pre- Semitic, Arwad is a regular 'aqtal formation (like MT 'Aksap, 'Arpad, 'Ahlab, etc.) of the root rwd, which survives in Arabic reicla, IV conjug. arwada “to wish, desire, ...

Google previewThe Union Bible Dictionary (1838)

Prepared for the American Sunday-School Union and Revised by the Committee of Publication by Frederick Adolphus Packard

ARWAD. (Ezek. xxvii.

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

The Greek form of the name " ApFaSos, Arwados, became Arados when the digamma was dropped; hence the Latinized Aradus. Arvad, or more correctly Arwad, was originally the designation of a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes] (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies

the Phoenicians, Hittites, Syrians, and artists in principalities and towns such as Cyprus, Arwad, Nisrona, Kodshe, Simyra, Naharin, Djahi, and Joppa all ...

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Arwad island off Tartous in a thunderstorm

Photo credit: Verity Cridland

Scrabble value of A1R1W4A1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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