How to use Urfa in a sentence
Here the Belikh (Bilechas) joins the Euphrates, flowing southward through the biblical Aram Naharaim from Urfa (Edessa) and Harran (Carrhae); and from this point to el-IKaim four days' below Deir, the course of the river is south-easterly.
It comprises three sanjaks, Aleppo, Marash and Urfa.
The plain extending from Urfa to a dozen miles below Harran has a rich red-brown humus derived from the Nimrud Dagh east of Edessa.
The Shammar have been in undisputed mastery from Urfa to the neighbourhood of Bagdad, practically all tribes paying khuwwa to them, and even the towns, till the government garrisoned them.
Urfa is a town of J5,000; Mosul, 61,000, Bagdad, 145,000.Advertisement
The language is in most parts Arabic; but Turkish is spoken in Birejik and Urfa, Kurdish and Armenian south of Diarbekr, and some Syriac in Tar `Abdin.
There are Christian missionary institutions of European origin in various places, such as Urfa, Mardin, Mosul.
The former gathered a considerable army and terrorized the country in the neighbourhood of `Urfa, Diarbekr, Mardin and Nisibin, while Sheikh Said and the Sheikh of Barzan led a condition of rebellion extending over the whole of central and southern Kurdistan.
The massacre of Syrians, Jacobites and Chaldees at Urfa and elsewhere formed no part of the original plan.
It still bears its earlier name, modified since the 15th century (by the Turks?) to Urfa.Advertisement
Urfa is the capital of a sanjak of the same name, in the vilayet of Aleppo.
The Deutsche Orient-Mission has its chief seat in Urfa, and there have for years been American and French missions.
It is situated at one of the most important crossings of the Euphrates, where there was, in ancient times, a bridge of boats, and is now a ferry on the road from Aleppo to Urfa, Diarbekr and Mosul.
This was the Apamea-Zeugma, where the high road from east to west crossed the river, and it is still one of the most frequented of all the passages into Mesopotamia, being the regular caravan route from Iskanderun and Aleppo to Urfa, Diarbekr and Mosul.
The Arabs pronounced the name er-Ruha (see above), and that form prevailed till it gave place to Urfa in the 15th century.Advertisement