Iraq

geographical name
\ i-ˈräk How to pronounce Iraq (audio) , -ˈrak \

Definition of Iraq

country in southwestern Asia in Mesopotamia that has a small border on the Persian Gulf; a republic since 1958, formerly a kingdom; capital Baghdad area 169,235 square miles (438,317 square kilometers), population 40,194,000

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Iraqi \ i-​ˈrä-​kē How to pronounce Iraq (audio) , -​ˈra-​ \ adjective or noun

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“Iraq.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Iraq. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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