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persia

 
Noun persia has 2 senses
  1. Persia, Persian Empire - an empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC
    --1 is a kind of empire
    --1 is a part of Asia
  2. Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil; involved in state-sponsored terrorism
    --2 is a kind of Asian country, Asian nation
    --2 is a part of Middle East, Mideast, Near East; Asia; Gulf States
    --2 is a member of Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries, OPEC
    --2 has parts:
     Teheran, Tehran, capital of Iran, Iranian capital; Abadan; Mashhad, Meshed; Isfahan, Esfahan, Aspadana; Rasht, Resht; Shiraz; Tabriz; Qum; Persepolis; Kurdistan; Demavend; Caspian, Caspian Sea
    --2 has members: Irani, Iranian, Persian
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