Conspiracy to change a heritage
name "The Persian Gulf"
by M.Ajam, member of GHGN
Historical and unique name of The Persian Gulf and its equivalents
in different languages has been continuously in used since 3000 years
ago in all languages, cultures, and all civilizations throughout the
centuries and across the world. More than 2000 ancient literatures,
books and maps belong to the past three millenniums, which contain
this historical and heritage name are proof to the Persian Gulf as
the right nomenclature. It was in 1952 after confiscation of British
Petroleum properties by Iranian government that false and politically
motivated title of Arabian Gulf was suggested by BP. then it was Roderick
Owen (a British representative in the then colonialized Emirates) that
for the first time put this suggestion in his book The Golden Bubble
of the Arabian Gulf, This suggestion was later imitated by some Arab
extremists and fanatic leaders and the BBC was first to support this
Recent Distorting and denomenclature of the Persian Gulf name is not
only an insult to the ancient cultures and injustice to the history
and overall heritage of mankind but also an aggression to a universal
accepted and established 3000 years ancient and heritage name. Assault
to a heritage name is similar to the tragedy that happened to the museum
of Baghdad on assaults of 12/4/2002 and both are criminal act.
Persian Gulf, has been recognized as the real and rightful nomenclature
not only by all ancient and past writers and historical nations but
also by all modern international organizations and Int. societies among
them the followings:
1- United Nation.
2- UNCSGN-United Nation Conference on Standardization of Geographical
3- UN Cartographic Unit Staff.
4- IHO-International Hydrographic Organization.
5- IMO- International Maritime Organization.
6- IAPO-International Associations of Physical Oceanography.
7- IHB- International Hydrographic Bureau.
8- United nation Documents on geographical names.
9- UNICODE-Encoding Standards Consortium.
10- ISO-International Standardization Organization.
11- IHA- International Hydrographic Association.
12- UNGEGN-United Nations Group on Geographic Names.
13- UNGIWG- United Nation's Geographic Information Working group.
14- UNGIS- UN Geographical Information.
15- IAPO- International Association of Physical Oceanography
16- UNEP- United Nation Environmental Program.
19- WB- World Bank.
20- ICA- International Cartography Association.
Incomplitization and distorting this historical name, is an illegal
and unconventional act and in contrast to the resolutions of the UNGEGN
and UN Conferences on the Standardization of Geographical Names.
Converting this name by a new false name is a clear breach of international
laws and regulations. If we don't join hand this heritage name will
be vanished by petro monies of the fanatic leader in region.
M.Ajam, member of GHGN
Guardians for Heritage Geographical Names and
Society for Historical Names. SHN . For more information:
For detail in Persian language click:
Persian Gulf equivalents and synonyms = Mare de Persia -Sinus Persici-
Mare Persio-Sinus Persico- Mare Persio- Mar Persiano-Sinus Persico
Mare Persio-Persiski Zaliv ,Persischer Golf ,Sino Persico . Pars sea-
Bahre Fars . Bahre Ajam. Perza Obol- Porucha Wan-Parsitstsots- Persiste
Habbugt. Persicus .Persicon ¡ Persique. Persicum. Parsitstsots.