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“Arabian” Versus “Persian” Gulf

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Just saw this Yahoo! News blog post: “U.S. military angers Iran by calling Persian Gulf ‘Arabian Gulf’“.

Sounds like something I would have written about two-or-three years ago … in fact, I did somewhere. I’ll have to go look for it.

Until then, we should remember that the UN recognizes the name “Persian” and not “Arabian”.

For more, here’s a UN report “Historical, Geographical and Legal Validity of the Name: PERSIAN GULF“.

How about we just call it “The Gulf” and move on?