or Jer·ba

[ jer-buh ]

  1. an island off the SE coast of Tunisia: Roman ruins. 197 sq. mi. (510 sq. km).

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How to use Djerba in a sentence

  • 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 Last Jews of Tunisia | Paul Rosenfeld, Noah Rayman | March 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • 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



/ (ˈdʒɜːbə) /

  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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