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Noun: Kerbala  kaa(r)-bu-lu
  1. A city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680
    - Karbala, Kerbela

Type of: city, metropolis, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq

Encyclopedia: Kerbala