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  1. a former province in SW Libya: part of the Sahara with numerous oases. 220,000 sq. mi. (570,000 sq. km).
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Historical Examples of fezzan

  • One had originally come from Ghedames, one from Ghat and one from Fezzan.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917


  • He was attended by two Arabs and a couple of Fezzan lads he had taken into his service.

  • Upon the 17th of November, the caravan halted at Murzuk, the capital of Fezzan.

  • By the Romans it was called Phazania, whence the present name Fezzan.

  • By this time other friends joined, amongst them poor Ritchie who was going to penetrate by Fezzan to Timbuctoo.

    Life of John Keats

    Sidney Colvin

British Dictionary definitions for fezzan


  1. a region of SW Libya, in the Sahara: a former province (until 1963)
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