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Type Country & Region
Scripts Συρία(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈsɪɹ.i.ə/(English)

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.