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a Pleiades name resource

Creators: B. Siewert-Mayer, W. Röllig, H. Kopp
Contributors: Francis Deblauwe, Eric Kansa
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Last modified Jan 10, 2014 03:56 PM History
A place name from the TAVO Index (Vol. 1, p. 268)

Bīrǧand, Birjand, Birdjand, Berjand

Persian (modern)

geographic name




  • 1200 BC Middle East (confident)
  • Samanid-Ghaznavid Iran (AD 819–1186) (confident)
  • Khwarezmian Middle East (AD 1077–1258) (confident)
  • Ilkhanate Middle East (AD 1258–1335) (confident)
  • Mongol Middle East (AD 1258–1501) (confident)
  • Timurid Middle East (AD 1370–1501) (confident)
  • Safavid Middle East (AD 1501–1725) (confident)
  • Late Ottoman Empire (AD 1683–1918) (confident)
  • Ottoman Decline-Mandate Middle East (AD 1900–1950) (confident)
  • Modern Middle East (AD 1918–2000) (confident)

TAVO Index


Marc Broquin
Marc Broquin says:
Jan 26, 2014 12:56 PM

Hello, If we had to write it in french, we would write BIRDJAND,or BIRJAND in english, but to complete it there is no ALEPH written in the farsi name. This drive me to write it as BIRJaND the aN is then pronounced as the AN in HAND. The I is written in farsi so due to that fact it cannot be written in french or english as BERJaND.In farsi the correct writing is :