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Type Country & Region
Scripts Συρια(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. SIR-ee-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

From Greek Συρια (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.
Other Languages & CulturesAshur, Ashurayu(Akkadian) Ashur, Suriya(Arabic) Assyrie, Syrie(French) Syrien(German) Suryah(Hebrew) Assiria, Siria(Italian) Ashur(Persian) Siria(Spanish) Suriye(Turkish)
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