Egypt

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geographical name \ˈē-jipt\
variants: or Arabic

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Definition of Egypt

  1. 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

  1. —see also 2egyptian

EGYPT Defined for English Language Learners

Egypt

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geographical name \ˈē-jipt\

Definition of Egypt for English Language Learners

  • : country in Africa and the Sinai Peninsula of Asia



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