Badra, Iraq

Badra (Arabic: بدرة‎) is a town in eastern Iraq in Wasit Governorate, near the Iranian border. The town is populated by Kurds.[1]

Suburb of Badra, 2018.

EtymologyEdit

The name Badrah is ultimately derived from the ancient Sumerian city of Der, which is located at nearby Tell 'Aqar. Der is referred to as Bīt-Derāya at the time of Tiglath-pileser III, and as Bīt-Derāyā in later Syriac sources. This eventually became Badarāya, the medieval Arabic name of the city, and finally Badrah in modern times.[2] Note that the name Badurāya should not be confused with Bādūrayā, the name of a medieval district southwest of Baghdad.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lorimer, J. G. (2003). Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia. p. 798. ISBN 9781852070304.
  2. ^ Lipinski (2000), p. 432
  3. ^ Le Strange (1905), p. 64

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Coordinates: 33°07′N 45°57′E / 33.117°N 45.950°E / 33.117; 45.950