[ ees-tern guh-ril-uh ]
/ ˈis tərn gəˈrɪl ə /
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.
Origin of eastern gorilla
First recorded in 1920–25
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