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Şanlıurfa (Turkey)

LC control no.n 88118501
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingŞanlıurfa (Turkey)
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Geographic subdivision usageTurkey--Şanlıurfa
Variant(s)Riha (Turkey)
Ruha (Turkey)
Orfa (Turkey)
Orhāy (Turkey)
Uṛhay (Turkey)
al-Ruhā (Turkey)
Urfah (Turkey)
אורפה (טורקיה)
See alsoUrfa (Turkey)
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Special noteNon-Latin script reference not evaluated.
Found inMaraş, M.A. Peygamberler şehri, Şanlıurfa, 1986: p. 23 (name changed from Urfa to Şanlıurfa, 6/12/1984 with law no. 3020)
LC data base, 6-15-88 (hdg.: Urfa (Turkey); usage: Urfa, Şanlıurfa)
Çınar, H. Lîstikên zarokan yên Kurd, 2005: p. 80, etc. (Riha)
Dağlı, F. Welatê me, 2003: p. 324 (Ruha (Urfa))
Lippincott, 1962: (Urfa, ancient Edessa; also formerly spelled Orfa)
EI2: (al-Ruhā or al-Ruhāʼ, ... known in Western sources as Edessa (Syriac Orhāy, Armenian Uṛhay; in the SE of modern Turkey, known as Urfa, a name for the city which is not clearly attested before the coming of the Turks to eastern Anatolia)
Edessa in hellenistisch-römischer Zeit, 2009: t.p. (Edessa)
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, July 24, 2009 (Şanlıurfa, Turkey; formerly Urfa, or Edessa, Arabic Ar-Ruhā; modern name derives from the early Aramaic name, Urhai, which was changed to Edessa when the town was refounded as a military settlement in the 3rd century BC)
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (ppl; 37°09ʹ04ʺN 038°47ʹ34ʺE)
Me-ʻever la-nahar baʼu avotenu, 2013: t.p. (אורפה = Urfah)
Not found inWeb. new geo. dict., 1984: (under Urfa: Christian county of Edessa, 1098-1144)
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