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Hejaz

[hee-jaz; Arabic he-zhahz] /hiˈdʒæz; Arabic hɛˈʒɑz/
noun
1.
Also, Hedjaz.

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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Hejaz

/hiːˈdʒæz/
noun
1.
a region of W Saudi Arabia, along the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba: formerly an independent kingdom; united with Nejd in 1932 to form Saudi Arabia. Area: about 348 600 sq km (134 600 sq miles)

Hijaz

/hiːˈdʒæz/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Hejaz
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