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Western Asia

  1. Synonym of West Asia
    • 1795, Sir William Ouseley, Persian Miscellanies, page 106:
      [...] and on the banks of another, was seated the "Golden Babylon", once the proud mistress of the eastern world, being the capital of the Assyrian monarchy, which comprehended Syria, Mesopotamia, Chaldea, Persia; in short, except India, all the great nations of western Asia.

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