Arabia

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geographical name Ara·bia \ə-ˈrā-bē-ə\
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Arabian Peninsula

Definition of Arabia

  1. peninsula of southwestern Asia about 1200 miles (1930 kilometers) long and 1300 miles (2090 kilometers) wide including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the Persian Gulf States; in early times divided into Arabia Petraea\pə-ˈtrē-ə\ play “Rocky Arabia” (the northwestern part), Arabia Deserta\di-ˈzər-tə\ play “Desert Arabia” (the northern part), and Arabia Felix\ˈfē-liks\ play “Fertile Arabia” (the main part)

  1. —see also 1arabian

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