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Language of Origin: Farsi (Persian)

خراسان
Land Where the Sun Rises

A modern term for a historical geographic region spanning the north-eastern and east of Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, western and northern Afghanistan. The name "Khorasan" is said to derive from Middle Persian khor "sun" + ayan "out of", hence meaning "land where the sun rises". The name was given to the eastern province of Persia during the Sassanid Empire.


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