- Republic of, a country in S Arabia, formed in 1990 by the merger of the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen. 207,000 sq. mi. (536,130 sq. km). Capital: (political) Sanʿa. Capital: (economic) Aden.
- Also called North Yemen. a former country in SW Arabia: since 1990 a part of the Republic of Yemen. Capital: Sanʿa.
- Also called South Yemen. a former country in S Arabia: since 1990 a part of the Republic of Yemen. Capital: Aden.
Examples from the Web for yemen
He was killed by his captors during the U.S. rescue attempt in Yemen in December.ISIS Fight Has a Spy Shortage, Intel Chair Says
January 2, 2015
The most recent raid was actually the second attempt to free Somers, a journalist taken in Yemen 15 months ago.Did U.S. Policy Get Luke Somers Killed?
December 6, 2014
Similarly, the messages from Saudi Arabia and Yemen were attributed generically to the “mujahideen” in both countries.
Hatem said the men loyal to Baghdadi inside Yemen include “students,” but offered few other details.
A third group, Al-Hirak Al Janoubi, is gaining ground with calls for southern Yemen to secede.Yemen’s a Model All Right—For Disaster
Michael Shank , Casey Harrity
November 14, 2014
They were a tribe of the Kahtanite stock on the coast of Yemen.
They were a tribe of the Kahtanite stock, residing in Yemen.
In the Yemen district, coffee is generally grown in small gardens.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
Niebuhr now requested permission to proceed to Sana, the capital of Yemen.Travels in Arabia
I am strong, strong, and Allah fights for me,—for Morgiana the blue-eyed maid of Yemen!God Wills It!
William Stearns Davis
- a republic in SW Arabia, on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden: formed in 1990 from the union of North Yemen and South Yemen: consists of arid coastal lowlands, rising to fertile upland valleys and mountains in the west and to the Hadhramaut plateau in the SE: the north and east contains part of the Great Sandy Desert. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: riyal. Capital: San`a. Pop: 25 408 288 (2005 est). Area (including territory claimed by Yemen along the undemarcated eastern border with Saudi Arabia): 472 099 sq km (182 278 sq miles)Official name: Yemen Republic See also North Yemen, South Yemen
Word Origin and History for yemen
southwestern region of Arabia, from Arabic Yemen, literally "the country of the south," from yaman "right side" (i.e., south side, if one is facing east). The right side regarded as auspicious, hence Arabic yamana "he was happy," literally "he went to the right," and hence the Latin name for the region in Roman times, Arabia Felix, lit, "Happy Arabia."