geographical name

i-ˈrän How to pronounce Iran (audio) -ˈran How to pronounce Iran (audio)
variants or primarily before 1935 Persia
ˈpər-zhə How to pronounce Iran (audio)
 especially British  -shə
country in southwestern Asia bordering in the north on the Caspian Sea and in the south on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; an Islamic republic since 1979, formerly an empire; capital Tehran area 636,372 square miles (1,648,195 square kilometers), population 83,025,000
i-ˈrä-nē How to pronounce Iran (audio)
adjective or noun

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“Iran.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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