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Aza- why it was changed and when

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in response to reader comment: The word Gaza does not mean Sting!

Submitted by sara (United States), Dec 12, 2012 at 18:26

Thanks, DNM. I will try to find out and report back. I do know that it did not become a political hot button until way into the 2oth century... about the time the political games created the 'Palestinian' nation (of course they don't count the Jews among them, ironically)

But what I can contribute now is that Aza means strong (referring to a female) or bold, and it is used as a name for a girl sometimes in Hebrew. So the Aramaic and Hebrew are in agreement.

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