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How and when was the name of Somalia written with س in Iran?

All foreign names and words with (S) letter which are entered into Persian are written in (س) . If we borrow a word from Arabic, we will write it exactly same as Arabic letters like( ص or ث ) ...
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Is there any premise for Compounding Words in Spanish place names?

Yes, there is precedent for making placenames from compounds in Spanish and in Mexico: Villalobos, Matamoros, Monterrey, Aguascalientes, Nezahualcóyotl, Valladolid, Tenochtitlán, Buenaventura, ...
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Is there a rule when the use of the definite article on proper nouns is appropriate in Semitic languages?

In Arabic all proper nouns are determined, but some take the definite article al-, and some do not. For example you say miṣr “Egypt”, but al-ˁirāq. There is no logic to this; it is lexicalised. Some ...
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