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K̲h̲ūzistān
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, a province of south-western Persia, and the land of the Hūz/Ḥūz/K̲h̲ūz (Hussi/Kussi), the Oὔξιοι/Uxii of Strabo and Pliny. The province of K̲h̲ūzistān corresponds more or less to the ancient Elam and to the classical Susiana, and the names of its present capital, Ahwāz [q.v.], its ancient capital, Susa [q.v.], and the town of Ḥawīza [q.v.], all reflect the name of its inhabitants in Elamite times.

Essentially, the province consists of alluvial fans formed by the Kark̲h̲a and the Kārūn [qq.v.] rivers and situated between the Zagros mountains and the sea; near the Persian G…

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Savory, R.M., “K̲h̲ūzistān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 30 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4355>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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