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Hedjaz

[hee-jaz; Arabic hee-zhahz] /hiˈdʒæz; Arabic hiˈʒɑz/
noun
1.

Hijaz

or Hedjaz, Hejaz

[hee-jaz; Arabic hee-zhahz] /hiˈdʒæz; Arabic hiˈʒɑz/
noun
1.
a region in Saudi Arabia bordering on the Red Sea, formerly an independent kingdom: contains the Islamic holy cities of Medina and Mecca. About 150,000 sq. mi. (388,500 sq. km).
Capital: Mecca.
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  • The surrender of all garrisons in Hedjaz, Yemen, Mesopotamia, etc.

  • There can be no doubt but that the movement will spread into Palestine, Syria, and Hedjaz.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume II Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • Our objective was the station of Kutrani, on the Hedjaz Railway.

    The Escaping Club A. J. Evans
  • Here the money, jewels, and other precious articles of the people of Hedjaz were kept in chests, or suspended on silken ropes.

    Travels in Arabia Bayard Taylor
  • The financial resources of the Hedjaz are utterly inadequate for the administration of such a vast state as was being compacted.

  • Hedjaz includes all the Arab tribes between the Tigris on the east and Syria on the west.

    Lest We Forget John Gilbert Thompson
  • Tayf, it appears, is famous for the beauty of its gardens; roses and grapes are sent from it into all the districts of Hedjaz.

  • The people of Hedjaz also once enjoyed freedom and glory, their power in early history reaching all the way from France to China.

    Winning a Cause John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
  • Hedjaz has already arisen from the ruins of the Turks as an independent and separate state.

    Winning a Cause John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
  • Their cheeks were like the roses of Shiraz, their teeth like the pearls of Ormuz, their eyes like the eyes of gazelles of Hedjaz.

British Dictionary definitions for Hedjaz

Hedjaz

/hiːˈdʒæz/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Hejaz

Hijaz

/hiːˈdʒæz/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Hejaz
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