Arabia

geographical name
Ara·​bia | \ ə-ˈrā-bē-ə How to pronounce Arabia (audio) \
variants: or Arabian Peninsula

Definition of Arabia

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 Pe*traea \ pə-​ˈtrē-​ə How to pronounce Arabia (audio) \ "Rocky Arabia" (the northwestern part) , Arabia De*ser*ta \ di-​ˈzər-​tə How to pronounce Arabia (audio) \ "Desert Arabia" (the northern part) , and Arabia Fe*lix \ ˈfē-​liks How to pronounce Arabia (audio) \ "Fertile Arabia" (the main part)

— see also arabian

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“Arabia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arabia. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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