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'Iráq
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Pronunciation: eh-rock
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Country in southwest Asia in Mesopotamia bordering Turkey on the north, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on the south, Syria and Jordan on the west and Iran on the east. Its capital is Bag̲h̲dád, where Bahá'u'lláh was in exile for ten years. It was in Iraq, in the Garden of Ridván near Bag̲h̲dád, that Bahá'u'lláh made the public proclamation of His mission in 1863. The House of Bahá'u'lláh in Bag̲h̲dád is the site of formal pilgrimage for Bahá'ís.
[BD 121]
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Kingdom of Southwest Asia, practically co-extensive with region of Mesopotamia. Capital, Bag̲h̲dád.
[BG 22]
 
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