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or Jer·ba

  1. an island off the SE coast of Tunisia: Roman ruins. 197 sq. mi. (510 sq. km).
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  • It is to be noted that these last belong, like the islanders of Djerba, to the Ibadite sect, an offshoot of orthodox Islamism.

    The Races of Man

    Joseph Deniker

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  1. an island off the SE coast of Tunisia, in the Gulf of Gabès: traditionally Homer's land of the lotus-eaters. Pop: about 100 000 (latest est). Area: 510 sq km (197 sq miles)Ancient name: Meninx (ˈmɛnɪŋks)
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