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A close-up view of a chorba
Chorba (Turkish: çorba, pronounced [tʃoɾˈba]) is one of various kinds of soup or stew found in national cuisines across the Balkans, North Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
Chorba is derived from a Persian term شوربا from shor ("salty, brackish") and ba ("stew").
Chorba is also called shorba (Persian: شوربا), (Amharic: ሾርባ?), shorwa (Pashto: شوروا), ciorbă (Romanian: ciorbă), shurpa (Russian: шурпа), shorpa (Uyghur: شورپا), shorpo (Kyrgyz: шорпо), and sorpa (Kazakh: сорпа). In South Asia, the term shorba (Urdu: شوربہ, Hindi: शोरबा) simply means gravy.
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