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Hadhramaut

or Hadramaut

[hah-drah-mawt] /ˌhɑ drɑˈmɔt/
noun
1.
a region along the S coast of the Arabian peninsula, in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen.
Related forms
Hadhramautian
[hah-druh-maw-shuh n] /ˌhɑ drəˈmɔ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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  • There'd be seagulls feasting over that area, and there'd be vague tales about the happening in the bazaars of Hadhramaut.

    Space Tug Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for Hadhramaut

Hadhramaut

/ˌhɑːdrəˈmɔːt/
noun
1.
a plateau region of the S Arabian Peninsula, in SE Yemen on the Indian Ocean; formerly in South Yemen: corresponds roughly to the former East Aden Protectorate. Area: about 151 500 sq km (58 500 sq miles)
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