Calah

geographical name
Ca·​lah | \ ˈkā-lə How to pronounce Calah (audio) \

Definition of Calah

ancient city on the Tigris River 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of modern Mosul, Iraq

Note: Calah served as the capital of ancient Assyria. Its site is now called Nim*rud \ nim-​ˈrüd How to pronounce Calah (audio) \ .

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“Calah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calah. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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