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Hijaz

or He·djaz, He·jaz

[ hee-jaz; Arabic hee-zhahz ]
/ hiˈdʒæz; Arabic hiˈʒɑz /
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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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How to use Hijaz in a sentence

  • Arriving in the Hijaz, they added dates from Yasrib or Taif.

    The Life of Mohammad|Etienne Dinet
  • Khaibar was the most fertile land of all the Hijaz; the spoils were therefore considerable.

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British Dictionary definitions for Hijaz

Hijaz
/ (hiːˈdʒæz) /

noun
a variant spelling of Hejaz
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