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Hijaz

or Hedjaz, Hejaz

[hee-jaz; Arabic hee-zhahz] /hiˈdʒæz; Arabic hiˈʒɑz/
noun
1.
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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  • Arriving in the Hijaz, they added dates from Yasrib or Taif.

    The Life of Mohammad Etienne Dinet
  • Khaibar was the most fertile land of all the Hijaz; the spoils were therefore considerable.

    The Life of Mohammad Etienne Dinet
British Dictionary definitions for Hijaz

Hijaz

/hiːˈdʒæz/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Hejaz
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