Cyrenaica

Cyrenaica

[sir-uh-ney-i-kuh, sahy-ruh-]
noun
1.
Also called Barca. an ancient district in N Africa.
2.
the E part of Libya.
Also, Cirenaica.
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Cyrenaica or Cirenaica (ˌsaɪrəˈneɪɪkə, ˌsɪrə-, ˌsaɪrəˈneɪɪkə, ˌsɪrə-)
 
n
a region and former province (1951--63) of E Libya: largely desert; settled by the Greeks in about 630 bc; ruled successively by the Egyptians, Romans, Arabs, Turks, and Italians. Area: 855 370 sq km (330 258 sq miles)
 
Cirenaica or Cirenaica
 
n

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