Hedjaz

[hee-jaz; Arabic hee-zhahz]
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noun


Hijaz

or He·djaz, He·jaz

[hee-jaz; Arabic hee-zhahz]

noun

a region in Saudi Arabia bordering on the Red Sea, formerly an independent kingdom: contains the Islamic holy cities of Medina and Mecca. About 150,000 sq. mi. (388,500 sq. km). Capital: Mecca.
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Examples from the Web for hedjaz

Historical Examples of hedjaz

  • There can be no doubt but that the movement will spread into Palestine, Syria, and Hedjaz.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume II

    Demetrius Charles Boulger

  • Our objective was the station of Kutrani, on the Hedjaz Railway.

  • The surrender of all garrisons in Hedjaz, Yemen, Mesopotamia, etc.

  • Here the money, jewels, and other precious articles of the people of Hedjaz were kept in chests, or suspended on silken ropes.

    Travels in Arabia

    Bayard Taylor

  • Hedjaz includes all the Arab tribes between the Tigris on the east and Syria on the west.

    Lest We Forget

    John Gilbert Thompson


British Dictionary definitions for hedjaz

Hedjaz

noun

a variant spelling of Hejaz

Hijaz

noun

a variant spelling of Hejaz
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