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Musri (Assyrian: Mu-us-ri), or Muzri, was a small ancient kingdom, in northern areas of Iraqi Kurdistan. The area is nowadays inhabited by Muzuri (Mussouri) Kurds.[1]

Musri is also a geographical name mentioned in several Neo-Assyrian inscriptions and referring to Egypt, and not to a country in northern Arabia as once believed.[2] Compare Hebrew Mizraim.


  1. ^ Inscription of Tiglath-Pileser I, King of Assyria
  2. ^ Kenneth Kitchen, The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100–650 BC), 1996, Aris & Phillips Limited, Warminster, ISBN 0-85668-298-5, § 115 and references therein.