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What state in Jordan has its capital named after a common Arabic word and what dos it mean?

Can anyone help me

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asked by Novak
  1. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. This site has everything I can find but I don't see the states listed!

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jo.html

    Other than that, here are some places to try:

    http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/amed/jordan/resources/jordan-government.html

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    posted by SraJMcGin
  2. 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"

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    posted by drwls
  3. P.S. Perhaps "Amman?"

    http://www.travellady.com/Issues/March06/3184Amman.htm

    Here are the names of cities in Jordan:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Jordan

    Click on the word "Arabic" and enter a word to find a definition. There is none for "Amman."

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    posted by SraJMcGin
  4. thank you...i am just unsure if that is a common arabic word

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    posted by Novak
  5. Another possibility "Aqabah"

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    posted by GuruBlue

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