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or Ah·vaz

  1. a city in and the capital of Khuzistan, in W Iran.
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or Khu·ze·stan

[khoo-zi-stahn; English koo-zuh-stan, -stahn]
  1. a province in SW Iran, on the Persian Gulf. About 35,000 sq. mi. (90,650 sq. km). Capital: Ahwaz.
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Historical Examples of ahwaz

  • Why, in heaven's name, didn't you blast out that rock at Ahwaz long ago?

    The Best Short Stories of 1917


  • These fools might wreck themselves at Ahwaz and lose everything in the river.

  • When he awoke he asked their business, and they replied, "We bring you here the king of Ahwaz."

  • She received five direct hits from 9-pounders, and one from the 18-pounder field-gun the enemy captured from us at Ahwaz.

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    Edward O. Mousley

  • Poles from Zanzibar have been distributed for a telegraph line from Mohammerah to Ahwaz.

British Dictionary definitions for ahwaz


Ahvaz (ɑːˈvɑːz)

  1. a town in SW Iran, on the Karun River. Pop: 967 000 (2005 est)
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