Basra

[ buhs-ruh, bahs-rah ]
/ ˈbʌs rə, ˈbɑs rɑ /

noun

a port in SE Iraq, N of the Persian Gulf.

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Basra

Basrah Busra or Busrah (ˈbʌsrə)

/ (ˈbæzrə) /

noun

a port in SE Iraq, on the Shatt-al-Arab. Pop: 1 187 000 (2005 est)
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