posted by Novak on .
What state in Jordan has its capital named after a common Arabic word and what dos it mean?
Can anyone help me
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. This site has everything I can find but I don't see the states listed!
Other than that, here are some places to try:
The states of Jordan are called governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah in Arabic). Their name are: Ajlun, Al 'Aqabah, Al Balqa', Al Karak, Al Mafraq, 'Amman, At Tafilah, Az Zarqa', Irbid, Jarash, Ma'an, and Madaba.
The Arabic name al-Karak derives from Aramaic karka "the walled city"
P.S. Perhaps "Amman?"
Here are the names of cities in Jordan:
Click on the word "Arabic" and enter a word to find a definition. There is none for "Amman."
thank you...i am just unsure if that is a common arabic word
Another possibility "Aqabah"