geographical name

i-ˈräk How to pronounce Iraq (audio)
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
i-ˈrä-kē How to pronounce Iraq (audio)
adjective or noun

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“Iraq.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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