Mesopotamia - ܒܝܬ ܢܗܪ̈ܝܢ
The watershed of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, including southeastern Turkey, northeastern Syria, all of Iraq, and western Iran.

Place Type: region


  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 37.5° Long. 39.5°4


  • Attestation of name جزيرة اقور in the Muʿjam al-buldān of Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī.

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  • 1 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 228.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 204.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), pp: 238.Link to Bibliographic Record
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  • 5 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), pp: II:156.Link to Bibliographic Record


  • ܒܝܬ ܢܗܪ̈ܝܢ
  • Mesopotamia3
  • ܒܶܝܬ ܢܰܗܪ̈ܺܝܢ1
  • جزيرة اقور5
  • ما بين النهرين2

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