or Jer·ba



an island off the SE coast of Tunisia: Roman ruins. 197 sq. mi. (510 sq. km). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for djerba

Contemporary Examples of djerba

  • Today Tunisia is home to about 1,000 Jews, most of whom reside in the isolated community on the southern coastal island of Djerba.

    The Daily Beast logo
    The Last Jews of Tunisia

    Paul Rosenfeld, Noah Rayman

    March 25, 2013

Historical Examples of djerba

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for djerba




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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012