from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- LakeUrmia A shallow saline lake of northwest Iran between Tabriz and the Turkish border. The city of Urmia, on the western side of the lake, is reputed to be the birthplace of Zoroaster. Population: 583,000.
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- proper n. A saltwater lake in northwestern Iran near Turkey. Second largest saltwater lake on earth.
- proper n. City in northwestern Iran on the shore of the lake of the same name. Capital of West Azerbaijan province.
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- n. a city on the western side of Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran
- n. a shallow saline lake in northwestern Iran between Tabriz and the western border of Turkey
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The activists contend a network of dams are diverting water from Lake Urmia, the largest lake in Iran, causing it to dry up.
These are allegedly from the Iranian city of Urmia.
A shoe was recently hurled at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he was in the city of Urmia, an Iranian Web site has reported.
-- I remember my father walking with me beside Lake Urmia once, pointing to the reflections on the water.
I found Enoch in a small village in Azerbaijan, on the banks of the Adji Chay river which runs east from Lake Urmia, through a fertile valley walled in by the Savalan and Sahand mountains.
Malak Ghorbany was sentenced to death June 28 by a court in the Iranian city of Urmia after being found guilty of committing "adultery."
The region contains three great lakes: Van, Urmia, and Sevan.
The Assyrians attacked Urartu itself in 735, annexed Urmia, and besieged Tushpa (unsuccessfully).
Miandoab; Sa [= u] jbulagh; Sulduz; Urmia; Selmas; Khoi; Maku; Gerger; Merend;
Selmas and Urmia, is the most prosperous part of Azerb [= a] ïj [= a] n, yet even here the intelligent traveller laments the want of enterprise among the inhabitants.
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