Gaza

[ gah-zuh, gaz-uh ]
/ ˈgɑ zə, ˈgæz ə /

noun

a seaport on the Mediterranean Sea, in the Gaza Strip, adjacent to southwest Israel; occupied by Israel 1967–94; since 1994 under Palestinian self-rule: ancient trade-route center.

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Also called Ga·za Cit·y [gah-zuh-sit-ee, gaz-uh] /ˈgɑ zə ˈsɪt i, ˈgæz ə/ .

Origin of Gaza

First recorded in 1570–90; from Arabic
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Gaza
/ (ˈɡɑːzə) /

noun

a city in the Gaza Strip: a Philistine city in biblical times. It was under Egyptian administration from 1949 until occupied by Israel (1967). Pop: 787 000 (2005 est)Arabic name: Ghazzah
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