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[ah-kuh-buh, ak-uh-]
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  1. Aqaba.

Origin of Akaba

First recorded in 1945–50


or A·ka·ba

[ah-kuh-buh, ak-uh-]
  1. a seaport in SW Jordan, at the N end of the Gulf of Aqaba.
  2. Gulf of, an arm of the Red Sea, between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. 100 miles (160 km) long.
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Historical Examples

  • He is supposed to have been poisoned at Akaba, where he died.

    Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II)

    Charles Bucke

  • They sailed on July 6th, and were five days in reaching the mouth of the Gulf of Akaba.

    Travels in Arabia

    Bayard Taylor

  • Ezion-geber, at the head of the Gulf of Akaba, was its seaport.

  • On the south its border was the country of the Midianites, and the head of the Gulf of Akaba.

  • Before this force could reach Taba that place had been seized by the Turkish commandant at Akaba.

British Dictionary definitions for akaba



  1. the only port in Jordan, in the southwest, on the Gulf of Aqaba . Pop: 80 790 (2004)
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