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par·a·sang

 (păr′ə-săng′)
n.
An ancient Persian unit of distance, usually estimated at 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers).

[Latin parasanga, from Greek parasangēs, of Iranian origin.]

parasang

(ˈpærəˌsæŋ)
n
(Units) a Persian unit of distance equal to about 5.5 km or 3.4 miles
[C16: via Latin and Greek from a Persian word related to modern Persian farsang]