Friday, February 8, 2008

Its Always Been the Persian Gulf

Every now and then, there is a brouhaha about the name of the Gulf region between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. Its always been called the Persian Gulf, but almost everyone.

This tiff predates the revolution in Iran, and is a major source of ire for many Iranians.

By any measure, ie. historical, population size, geographic size, the term used should be Persian Gulf.

Enuf said!