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Parthie is a historical region locatit in the modren sooth-wastren Turkmenistan an north-eastren Iran, best kent for havin been the poleetical an cultural base o the Arsacid dynasty, rulers o the Parthian Empire. The name "Parthia" is a continuation frae Laitin Parthia, frae Auld Persie Parthava, which wis the Parthian leid self-designator signifyin "o the Parthians" who wur an Iranian fowk. In context tae its Hellenistic period Parthie an aa appears as Parthyaea.