Simple Definition of Libya
: country in Africa
Full Definition of Libya
1 the part of Africa N of the Sahara between Egypt & Syrtis Major (Gulf of Sidra) —an ancient name
2 N Africa W of Egypt —an ancient name
3 country N Africa bordering on the Mediterranean; a colony of Italy 1912–43, an independent kingdom 1951–69, a republic since 1969 ∗ Tripoli area 679,358 square miles (1,766,331 square kilometers), pop 5,678,500
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