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Aqaba

[ ah-kuh-buh, ak-uh- ]
/ ˈɑ kə bə, ˈæk ə- /
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noun

a seaport in southwestern Jordan, at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba.
Gulf of Aqaba, an arm of the Red Sea, between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. 100 miles (160 km) long.

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Origin of Aqaba

First recorded in 1905–10; from Arabic; shortening of al-ʿaqabat Aylah “the mountain pass of Aylah”
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Aqaba

Akaba

/ (ˈækəbə) /

noun

the only port in Jordan, in the southwest, on the Gulf of Aqaba . Pop: 80 790 (2004)
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