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Poltoratsk

[pol-tuh-rahtsk; Russian puh l-tuh-rahtsk]
noun
  1. former name of Ashkhabad.
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Ashgabat

[ahsh-guh-bahd, ash-guh-bad]
noun
  1. 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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