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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 5/22/2016
From Persian باکو (bâku) which is of uncertain meaning. One popular etymology suggests that it means "wind-pounded city" from Persian باد (bâd) meaning "wind" and کوبیدن (kubidan) meaning "to pound, to beat" (given in reference to the area's storms and high winds). Alternatively, it may mean "city of god" from Persian بغ (bağ) meaning "god, deity". This is the name of the capital city of Azerbaijan.