Type Country & Region
Scripts Συρία(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈsɪɹ.i.ə/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Greek Συρία (Syria), which was probably a variant of Assyria, used in an expanded sense to refer to the northern Levant. This was the name of a province of the Roman Empire. It is now the name of a country in western Asia, having gained independence from the Ottoman Empire early in the 20th century.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesSirië(Afrikaans) Ashur, Ashurayu(Akkadian) Siria(Albanian) Ashur, Suriya(Arabic) Siria(Armenian) Sirija(Bosnian) Sirija(Croatian) Syrien(Danish) Syrië(Dutch) Syyria(Finnish) Assyrie, Syrie(French) Siria(Georgian) Syrien(German) Suryah(Hebrew) Assiria, Siria(Italian) Siria(Korean) Sīrija(Latvian) Sirija(Lithuanian) Sirija(Macedonian) Ashur(Persian) Sirija(Serbian) Sirija(Slovene) Siria(Spanish) Syrien(Swedish) Suriya(Tajik) Siria(Thai) Suriye(Turkish) Suriya(Uzbek)


Entry updated May 29, 2020