- a former province in SW Libya: part of the Sahara with numerous oases. 220,000 sq. mi. (570,000 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for fezzan
One had originally come from Ghedames, one from Ghat and one from Fezzan.
He was attended by two Arabs and a couple of Fezzan lads he had taken into his service.Great African Travellers
Upon the 17th of November, the caravan halted at Murzuk, the capital of Fezzan.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
By the Romans it was called Phazania, whence the present name Fezzan.
By this time other friends joined, amongst them poor Ritchie who was going to penetrate by Fezzan to Timbuctoo.Life of John Keats
- a region of SW Libya, in the Sahara: a former province (until 1963)
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