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IZ, Iz, or iz may refer to:

  • Arkia Israel Airlines (IATA code)
  • Iraq (NATO country code and FIPS 10-4 country code)
  • International zone, a type of extraterritoriality governed by international law
  • Inclusionary zoning, a zoning ordinance mandating affordable housing
  • Jacob Paek, aka "IZ", a Korean American rapper
  • IZ (graffiti artist), aka "Iz the Wiz", an American graffiti artist
  • Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwoʻole, a Hawaiian musician and singer
  • iZ (toy), a musical toy released by Zizzle, L.L.C. in late 2005
  • Iž, an island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea
  • Iz, a 1994 Turkish film

IZ (toy)

The Zizzle iZ is an electronic musical toy released in September 2005 from Zizzle. Taking the shape of an abstract tripod humanoid figure, the iZ allows users to interactively manipulate music by twisting particular parts of the figure's body as well as add sound effects to prerecorded sound from a connected audio device. The toy also acts as a dancing speaker.

Since its release it has been available in three color schemes, green/orange, dark blue/light blue and red/yellow.

iZ was developed by Roger Shiffman, who also created the Giga Pets, Furby and Poo-Chi toys. It was explicitly said during the development phase that a "new Furby" was the aim. iZ is designed to seem like it has a life of its own and does things out of its user's control when there is interaction with it.

(pronounced ; , ) is an island in the Zadar Archipelago within the Croatian reaches of the Adriatic Sea. It is situated between Ugljan on the north-east and Dugi Otok on the south-west and is about an hour's ferry ride from Zadar. It has an area of and a population of 615 (2011). Its mineralogy is composed of mainly limestone and dolomite. The island has been settled since prehistoric times; there is a Catholic church dating from the 11th century and records of the first Croatian settlers date from the year 1266. Its two biggest settlements ( Iž Veli and Iž Mali) are located on the eastern part of the island.

Near the island there are some very small uninhabited islands: Knežak, Rutnjak and Fulija for example. In the Iž dialect people almost never say f, they use h instead. Main activities are sailing, fishing, olive cultivation and pottery. The island is very popular amongst foreign tourists, largely due to its great beaches.