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"Baghdad is the capital of Iraq."

Translation:بَغْداد عاصِمة اَلْعِراق.

July 27, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karuppa

Why is it Baghdad and not albaghdad?

July 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

Baghdad, originally, is not an Arabic name, and probably this is why it doesn't get AL. Other cities in Iraq are actually defined (except of few beside Baghdad), e.g. Al-Bassrah, Al-Kufah, Al-Najaf. Some of the towns and cities which are not defined in Iraq as well, include Karbala, and Samarra.

July 27, 2019
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