Iraq

   The 1976 census recorded 5,519 "Gypsies" (presumably Nawwar) and 2,569 Karach (indigenous commercial nomads) but the real figure is perhaps 10 times this. In 1979 the government granted citizenship to all the Gypsies provided they knew Arabic and had a trade. Saddam Hussein settled several hundred in Abu Ghraib and Qamaliya near Baghdad, where they came into conflict with the locals for selling alcohol. After the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, the local population forced most of the Gypsies to leave their homes in the capital.

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  • IRAQ — IRAQ, country in S.W. Asia (for period prior to 634 C.E. see mesopotamia and babylonia ). The Diaspora of Iraq was one of the most ancient of the Jewish people. The Jews came to Babylon after the destruction of the First Temple (586 B.C.E.), or… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Iraq — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda جمهورية العراق Yumhūriyyat al ‘Irāq كۆماری عێراق Komara Îraqê República de Iraq …   Wikipedia Español

  • Iraq — La grafía culta del nombre del país árabe que se asienta sobre los territorios de la antigua Mesopotamia es Iraq. Esta grafía resulta de aplicar las normas de transcripción del alfabeto árabe al español, según las cuales la letra qāf en la que… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Iraq — country name, 1920, from an Arabic name attested since 6c. for the region known in Gk. as MESOPOTAMIA (Cf. Mesopotamia); often said to be from Arabic araqa, covering notions such as perspiring, deeply rooted, well watered, which may reflect the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • iraq — iraq; iraq·i·an; …   English syllables

  • Iraq — [i räk′, i rak′] country in SW Asia, at the head of the Persian Gulf, coinciding more or less with ancient Mesopotamia: formerly a kingdom, it became a republic in 1958: 169,235 sq mi (438,317 sq km); pop. 16,335,000; cap. Baghdad …   English World dictionary

  • Iraq — For other uses, see Iraq (disambiguation). Republic of Iraq جمهورية العراق (Arabic) …   Wikipedia

  • Iraq — /i rak , i rahk /, n. a republic in SW Asia, N of Saudi Arabia and W of Iran, centering in the Tigris Euphrates basin of Mesopotamia. 22,219,289; 172,000 sq. mi. (445,480 sq. km). Cap.: Baghdad. Also, Irak. * * * Iraq Introduction Iraq Background …   Universalium

  • Iraq — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Iraq <p></p> Background: <p></p> Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League… …   The World Factbook

  • iraq — z. Uzaq, uzaqda. İraq olmaq. İraq durmaq. – Gül əkdim, şaxta vurdu; Nə yaman vaxtda vurdu; Bimürvət ovçu məni; Yardan iraqda vurdu. (Bayatı). Mürği ruhum getməz səndən irağa. A. Ə.. İraq düşmək – uzaq düşmək, ayrılmaq, uzaqda olmaq.… …   Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti

  • Iraq — Irak جمهورية العراق (ar) Jumhūrīyatu l Irāq (ar) كۆماری عێراق …   Wikipédia en Français

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