[hee-jaz; Arabic he-zhahz]
or He·djaz, He·jaz
[hee-jaz; Arabic hee-zhahz]
- a region in Saudi Arabia bordering on the Red Sea, formerly an independent kingdom: contains the Islamic holy cities of Medina and Mecca. About 150,000 sq. mi. (388,500 sq. km). Capital: Mecca.
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Examples from the Web for hejaz
Once they begin, they could snowball and reach the major cities of the Hejaz, including Jeddah, Mecca, Taif, and Medina.Revolution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?
January 20, 2013
Further interference with the Hejaz, unless invited, would be unjustifiable.
South of the Hejaz lies that rather vague area known as Asir.
Have not all the rulers of Egypt sought the conquest of Syria and the Hejaz?Bonaparte in Egypt and the Egyptians of To-day
Haji A. Browne
Meanwhile, the caliph committed to him the government of the Hejaz.
But a division sent by Merwan to the Hejaz was cut to pieces.
Hedjaz or Hijaz
- a region of W Saudi Arabia, along the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba: formerly an independent kingdom; united with Nejd in 1932 to form Saudi Arabia. Area: about 348 600 sq km (134 600 sq miles)
- a variant spelling of Hejaz
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