[ dih-zur-tuh ]
/ dɪˈzɜr tə /
an ancient division of Arabia, in the N part between Syria and Mesopotamia.
Meanings Behind The Names Of 6 Middle Eastern NationsThe name Syria is derived from the ancient Mesopotamian kingdom of Assyria that occupied the region between 721–633 BCE.
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