Negev

[ neg-ev ]
/ ˈnɛg ɛv /
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noun

a partially reclaimed desert region and district in S Israel, bordering on the Sinai Peninsula. 4700 sq. mi. (12,173 sq. km). Capital: Beersheba.
Also Neg·eb [neg-eb] /ˈnɛg ɛb/.
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Negev

Negeb (ˈnɛɡɛb)

/ (ˈnɛɡɛv) /

noun

the S part of Israel, on the Gulf of Aqaba: a triangular-shaped semidesert region, with large areas under irrigation; scene of fighting between Israeli and Egyptian forces in 1948. Chief town: Beersheba. Area: 12 820 sq km (4950 sq miles)
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