Where does the name come from?

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Farin or Pirin (Perre) are the oldest known names of Adiyaman. Later it was named Hisni-Mansur which was said to have come from the Mansur castle which was built as a protection against the Byzantines by the Emevi commander Ibni-Canen when he came into the region in the 7th century.
        According to another source the name Vadi-i-Leman (beautiful plain) had changed with time to Adiyaman. Some also believe the name could have derived from Yedi Yaman. Yedi Yaman were seven brothers who were killed by heathens against whom they apparently had risen. It is said that the graves of the brothers can be found to the south of the city.


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