or He·djaz, He·jaz

[hee-jaz; Arabic hee-zhahz]


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 hijaz

Historical Examples of hijaz

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

  • Khaibar was the most fertile land of all the Hijaz; the spoils were therefore considerable.

British Dictionary definitions for hijaz



a variant spelling of Hejaz
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