Egypt

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geographical name \ ˈē-jipt \
variants: or Arabic Mişr play \ˈmisrᵊ\

Definition of Egypt

country of northeastern Africa bordering on the Mediterranean and Red seas and site of an early and long enduring civilization of the ancient world; capital Cairo area 386,900 square miles (1,002,071 square kilometers), population 72,798,031 — see united arab republic
see also 2egyptian


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