In which part of the Persian Kingdom did the concept of משלוח מנות originate?
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The Megillah says (9:19):
עַל-כֵּן הַיְּהוּדִים הפרוזים (הַפְּרָזִים), הַיֹּשְׁבִים בְּעָרֵי הַפְּרָזוֹת--עֹשִׂים אֵת יוֹם אַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר לְחֹדֶשׁ אֲדָר, שִׂמְחָה וּמִשְׁתֶּה וְיוֹם טוֹב; וּמִשְׁלֹחַ מָנוֹת, אִישׁ לְרֵעֵהוּ.
Therefore do the Jews of Paris, that dwell in the Parisian towns (suburbs), make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.