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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, South 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, шорпа),Corba (Turkish:Çorba) shorpo (Kyrgyz: шорпо), and sorpa (Kazakh: сорпа). In South Asia, the term shorba in Hindi (Hindi: शोरबा) simply means gravy, while in Urdu (Urdu: شوربہ) it may mean either gravy or soup.
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