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Historical Examples of irak
As I have said, the denudation of Armenia accounts, perhaps, for the destruction of Irak.A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 2 [of 2]
He sent carriers into Yemen, into Cham, and into Irak, to see if they could not find a few.The Insect World
In 639 the armies of Syria and Irak were face to face in Mesopotamia.
For this purpose Irak had to furnish the largest contingent.
But the storms in Irak and Mesopotamia had not yet altogether subsided.
country name, 1920, from an Arabic name attested since 6c. for the region known in Greek as Mesopotamia; often said to be from Arabic `araqa, covering notions such as "perspiring, deeply rooted, well-watered," which may reflect the impression the lush river-land made on desert Arabs. But the name may be from, or influenced by, Sumerian Uruk (Biblical Erech), anciently a prominent city in what is now southern Iraq (from Sumerian uru "city").