Iran
or especially formerly Persia geographical name country SW Asia bordering in N on Caspian Sea & in S on Persian Gulf & Gulf of Oman; an Islamic republic since 1979, formerly an empire capital Tehran area 635,932 square miles (1,647,064 square kilometers), population 59,570,000 • Irani adjective or noun

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  • Iran — Iran …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • IRAN — Dans les années 1970, l’Iran évoquait, pour la majorité des Occidentaux, l’image d’un pays aux traditions multimillénaires engagé sur la voie d’une modernisation rapide, profitant d’un exceptionnel développement grâce à l’abondance de ses… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • IRAN — (official name: Islamic Republic of Iran), country in S.W. Asia, before 1935 known as Persia. Iran covers an area of 1,648,195 square km and includes 28 provinces, 714 districts, 718 towns, and 2,258 villages. Up to 1948 Jews were scattered in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Iran —    Iran is a Persian, Muslim, non Arab state located in the predominantly Arab Middle East. It opposed the creation of the Jewish state in the United Nations General Assembly vote in November 1947 on the Palestine Partition Plan but subsequently… …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • Iran — from Pers. Iran, from Middle Persian Д’rДЃn (land) of the Iranians, genitive plural of Д“r an Iranian, from Old Iranian *arya (O. Pers. ariya , Avestan airya ) Iranian , from Indo Iranian *arya or *ДЃrya (see ARYAN (Cf. Aryan)), a self… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Iran — I ran ([=e] r[aum]n ), n. [Mod. Persian Ir[=a]n. Cf. {Aryan}.] The native name of Persia, the name adopted by the modern nation of Iran. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Iran — (altpersisch Aryana, Zend Airyana, d.i. Land der Arier), 1) J. nannten schon die alten Perser ihr Heimathsland im Gegensatz zu Aniran (d.i. Nichtirau), dem Lande der Barbaren; jetzt 2) das große Tafelland Asiens, welches von den[54] Gebirgsketten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • iran — iran; iran·ic; …   English syllables

  • Iran — Iran, s, auch mit Artikel der; [s]; Islamische Republik Iran (vorderasiatischer Staat; vgl. Persien) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • Iran — Iran1 [i ran′, i rän′] 1. country in SW Asia, between the Caspian Sea & the Persian Gulf: formerly an empire, it became an Islamic republic in 1979: 634,293 sq mi (1,642,813 sq km); pop. 49,445,000; cap. Tehran: former name PERSIA 2. Plateau of… …   English World dictionary

  • Iran — (Eran), das große vorderasiatische Tafelland südlich des Hindukusch und des Elburz vom Indus im O. bis zum Tigris im W., gegen S. bis an den Persischen Meerbusen u. das Indische Meer reichend und 2,700,000 qkm groß, das politisch in die Länder… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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