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Iran
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Pronunciation: ee-rahn
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Country in southwest Asia bordering the Caspian Sea and the USSR† on the north, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman on the south, Iraq on the west and Afghanistan and Pakistan on the east. Also known as Persia, its capital is Ṭihrán. Iran is the homeland of both the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh.
[BD 120-121]
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The Persians' name for Persia. "Iran, Eran, Airan, the Airiyana of the Avesta, is the land of the Aryans (Ariya, Airiya of the Avesta, Sanskrit Arya [excellent, honorable]). (Browne, E. G., L. Hist. I, 4n.)
[BG 22]
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† Note: Written in 1989.
 
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