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Persia

Line breaks: Per¦sia
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːʃə
 
, ˈpəːʒə/

Definition of Persia in English:

A former country of SW Asia, now called Iran.

Under Cyrus the Great in the 6th century bc Persia became the centre of a powerful empire which included all of western Asia, Egypt, and parts of eastern Europe; it was eventually overthrown by Alexander the Great in 330 bc. The country was conquered by the Muslim Arabs between ad 633 and 651. It was renamed Iran in 1935

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