Egypt

geographical name
\ ˈē-jipt How to pronounce Egypt (audio) \
variants: or Arabic Mişr \ ˈmisrᵊ How to pronounce Egypt (audio) \

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 386,662 square miles (1,001,450 square kilometers), population 99,413,000 — see united arab republic

— see also egyptian

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“Egypt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Egypt. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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