- an island off the SE coast of Tunisia: Roman ruins. 197 sq. mi. (510 sq. km).
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"It might have been well to hang the dog who spoke of Dragut and Jerba," he said.The Sea-Hawk
To be king of Jerba was all too small a title for his ambition.The Story of the Barbary Corsairs
Their headquarters were in the island of Jerba in the Gulf of Gabes.
In the village of Mohulpahari there was a youth named Jerba.Folklore of the Santal Parganas
Cecil Henry Bompas
In general, from the Arab invasion in the 7th century Jerba shared the fortunes of Tunisia.
- a variant spelling of Djerba
- an island off the SE coast of Tunisia, in the Gulf of Gabès: traditionally Homer's land of the lotus-eaters. Pop: about 100 000 (latest est). Area: 510 sq km (197 sq miles)Ancient name: Meninx (ˈmɛnɪŋks)