Archive Sections: letters | music | index | features | photos | arts/lit | satire Find Iranian singles today!

December 26, 2005

Siah Zangi

African slaves in Iran were called "Siah Zangi" because they were brought primarily from Zanj via Oman and Bandar Abbas. Zanj is what Arabs called what is known to Europeans as Zanzibar. In Persian, Zanzibar is called Zangebar, hence Zangi.

Winner: Nader Ghassemi. Sad Afarin!
Thanks to Guive Mirfendereski for the info.

The person who wins the most number of daily quizes in a month will be awarded a book valued at up to $50 from Mage Publishers and their name will be enshrined in the Column of Champions! Second-place winner will receive the comic book "Rostam tales from the Shahnameh".

Answers to previous quiz questions
Do you have an interesting question to suggest for this page? Email us

For letters section

Quiz archive

Book of the day

Copyright 1995-2013, Iranian LLC.   |    User Agreement and Privacy Policy   |    Rights and Permissions