Cyrenaica

[ sir-uh-ney-i-kuh, sahy-ruh- ]
/ ˌsɪr əˈneɪ ɪ kə, ˌsaɪ rə- /

noun

Also called Barca. an ancient district in N Africa.
the E part of Libya.

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Cyrenaica

Cirenaica

/ (ˌsaɪrəˈneɪɪkə, ˌsɪrə-) /

noun

a region and former province (1951–63) of E Libya: largely desert; settled by the Greeks in about 630 bc; ruled successively by the Egyptians, Romans, Arabs, Turks, and Italians. Area: 855 370 sq km (330 258 sq miles)
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