Google Takes Sides in Persian Gulf Naming Conflict.

by arZan on May 11, 2012

In another ridiculous move by Google to appease some governments, Google has removed the name Persian Gulf from its Google Maps site. There has been a long standing dispute where surrounding countries want to call it the Gulf of Arabia or the Arabian Gulf.

Google’s solution in trying to appease to everyone is to remove the name totally.

The channel of water has been called Persian Gulf for millenia, much before the idea or notion of an Arab entity even existed.



The direct link to Google Maps:

Here is a BBC Persian report of this same issue:

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Avak2008 May 12, 2012 at 3:06 am

long live the PERSIAN Gulf..

Singhjasmin June 7, 2012 at 5:27 am

 awesome..thanks for sharing..

Link Building Service June 26, 2012 at 9:51 am

It’s not often that an article I find on the web becomes a valuable asset, but this one is just that. The information here is important, easy to understand, and up to date. Kudos to a writer I’ll be following in the future.

Akanshka Alex Bandari September 19, 2012 at 7:18 am

I’m surprised they didn’t opt for Arabian Gulf as the two owners are Jewish. But then I guess they must hate Arabs even more.

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