Arabia

geographical name Ara·bia \ ə-ˈrā-bē-ə \
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 play \pə-ˈtrē-ə\ "Rocky Arabia" (the northwestern part) , Arabia De*ser*ta play \di-ˈzər-tə\ "Desert Arabia" (the northern part) , and Arabia Fe*lix play \ˈfē-liks\ "Fertile Arabia" (the main part)
see also 1arabian

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