Hama

geographical name
Ha·​ma | \ ˈhä-ˌmä How to pronounce Hama (audio) \
variants: or Hamah or biblical Hamath \ ˈhā-​ˌmath How to pronounce Hama (audio) \

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city on the Orontes River in western Syria population 313,000

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“Hama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hama. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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