Ashgabat

[ ahsh-guh-bahd, ash-guh-bad ]
/ ˈɑʃ gəˌbɑd, ˈæʃ gəˌbæd /

noun

a city in and the capital of Turkmenistan, in the S central part, near the Iranian border.

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Also Ashkhabad [ahsh-kuh-bahd, ash-kuh-bad]. /ˈɑʃ kəˌbɑd, ˈæʃ kəˌbæd/.
Formerly Poltoratsk.
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