- Strait of, a navigable waterway between the N Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba.
- an island in this strait, belonging to Saudi Arabia.
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This feat is shown by the details to be only a variation of the story in Tiran le Blanc.
Tiran, natives on the north of Borneo, reported (on doubtful authority) to be pirates and cannibals.The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido
- Strait of Tiran a strait between the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea. Length: 16 km (10 miles). Width: 8 km (5 miles)
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