Republic of Yemen, a country in southern Arabia, formed in 1990 by the merger of the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen. 207,000 sq. mi. (536,130 sq. km). Sanʿa. Aden.: Formerly Southern Yemen .
a former country in southwestern Arabia: since 1990 a part of the Republic of Yemen. Capital: Sanʿa.: Also called North Yemen .
a former country in southern Arabia: since 1990 a part of the Republic of Yemen. Capital: Aden.: Also called South Yemen .
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How to use Yemen in a sentence
He was killed by his captors during the U.S. rescue attempt in Yemen in December.
The most recent raid was actually the second attempt to free Somers, a journalist taken in Yemen 15 months ago.
Similarly, the messages from Saudi Arabia and Yemen were attributed generically to the “mujahideen” in both countries.
Hatem said the men loyal to Baghdadi inside Yemen include “students,” but offered few other details.
A third group, Al-Hirak Al Janoubi, is gaining ground with calls for southern Yemen to secede.
The same may be said with respect to Medina, and I suspect that the towns of Yemen are generally poor in architectural remains.
Abu Talib, like his father and grandfather before him, carried on a considerable trade with Syria and Yemen.Islam Her Moral And Spiritual Value | Arthur Glyn Leonard
They are fed on the golden barley of Yemen, mixed with spices and with a small portion of dried sheep's flesh.The Talisman | Sir Walter Scott
In Yemen and in Abyssinia the ripened berries were sun-dried on beaten-earth barbecues.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
As in other countries, the coffees grown on the highlands in Yemen are better than the lowland growths.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
British Dictionary definitions for Yemen
a republic in SW Arabia, on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden: formed in 1990 from the union of North Yemen and South Yemen: consists of arid coastal lowlands, rising to fertile upland valleys and mountains in the west and to the Hadhramaut plateau in the SE: the north and east contains part of the Great Sandy Desert. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: riyal. Capital: San`a. Pop: 25 408 288 (2005 est). Area (including territory claimed by Yemen along the undemarcated eastern border with Saudi Arabia): 472 099 sq km (182 278 sq miles): Official name: Yemen Republic See also North Yemen, South Yemen
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Cultural definitions for Yemen
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