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Basra

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geographical name Bas·ra \ˈbäs-rə, ˈbəs-, ˈbas-, ˈbäz-, ˈbəz-, ˈbaz-\

Definition of Basra

  1. city & port S Iraq on Shatt al Arab pop 1,250,000



Variants of basra

or Al–Basrah play \äl-ˈ\

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