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Ābādān is the name of an island, a district (shahristān) and a city in south-west Khūzistān, the latter being a province (ustān) in south-west Iran.


Prior to the adoption of its present form, which was proposed by the Iranian Acad-emy of Persian Language and Literature (Farhangistān-i Īrān) and approved by the government in 1314 Sh./1935, this name was written and pronounced as ‘ʿAbbādān’. All former Muslim historians and geographers referred to …

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Kayvani, Majdoddin and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Ābādān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0004>
First published online: 2015

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