Damietta

Damietta

[dam-ee-et-uh]
noun
a city in NE Egypt, in the Nile delta.
Arabic Dumyat.
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Damietta (ˌdæmɪˈɛtə)
 
n
Arabic name: Dumyat a town in NE Egypt, in the Nile delta: important medieval commercial centre

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damietta

city, capital of Dumyat muhafazah (governorate), in the Nile River delta, Lower Egypt, on the Mediterranean coast. Damietta, the port of the governorate, is located 8 miles (13 km) from the Mediterranean, on the right (east) bank of the Damietta branch of the Nile. The name is a corruption of the ancient Coptic Tamiati.

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