Persian Place Names

Persian names are used in the country of Iran, in southwestern Asia, which is part of the Muslim world. See also about Iranian names.
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ASHURآشور(Settlement & Region)English, Arabic, Persian, Akkadian
From Akkadian 𒀸𒋩 (Assur), meaning unknown. This was the capital city of the Assyrian Empire, supposedly named for the god Ashur, though the god was in fact probably named for the city. The empire, Assyria, was also named for it. The city was destroyed in the 14th century by the forces of Tamerlane.... [more]
CHINچین(Country)Indian, Hindi, Persian
Hindi and Persian form of CHINA.
IRANایران(Country)Persian, Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Middle Persian Eran, related to Old Iranian Arya meaning "Iranian, Aryan". This is the name of a country in western Asia, formerly called Persia in the West.
PAKESTANپاکستان(Country)Persian
Persian form of PAKISTAN.
SHIRAZشیراز(Settlement)Persian
Meaning unknown. The name is recorded in Elamite as Tiraziš. This is the name of a city in southern Iran.
TEHRANتهران(Settlement)Persian, English
From Persian تهران (Tehran), meaning unknown. This is the name of the capital city of Iran.
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