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 (îr′bĭl, ĕr′-)
See Arbil.
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(ˈɜːbɪl) or




(Placename) a city in N Iraq: important in Assyrian times. Pop: 870 000 (2005 est). Ancient name: Arbela
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(ˈɪər bɪl, ˈɛər-)

also Arbil

a town in N Iraq: built on the site of ancient Arbela. 333,903.
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