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or He·djaz, He·jaz

[ hee-jaz; Arabic hee-zhahz ]
/ hiˈdʒæz; Arabic hiˈʒɑz /


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hijaz

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

    The Life of Mohammad|Etienne Dinet
  • Arriving in the Hijaz, they added dates from Yasrib or Taif.

    The Life of Mohammad|Etienne Dinet

British Dictionary definitions for hijaz


/ (hiːˈdʒæz) /


a variant spelling of Hejaz
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