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Bab el Mandeb

[ bahb el mahn-deb ]
/ ˌbɑb ɛl ˈmɑn dɛb /
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noun
a strait between the Eritrea-Djibouti border area on the Horn of Africa and the southwestern tip of Yemen, connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. About 20 mi. (32 km) wide.
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Also called Man·deb Strait [mahn-deb streyt] /ˈmɑn dɛb ˈstreɪt/ .

Origin of Bab el Mandeb

First recorded in 1790–95; from Arabic: literally, “Gate of Tears”
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British Dictionary definitions for Bab el Mandeb

Bab el Mandeb
/ (ˈbæb ɛl ˈmændɛb) /

noun
a strait between SW Arabia and E Africa, connecting the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden
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