Gaza

geographical name
Ga·​za | \ ˈgä-zə How to pronounce Gaza (audio) , ˈga- \
variants: or Arabic Ghazze

Definition of Gaza

Palestinian-administered city near the Mediterranean

Note: Along with the Gaza Strip (the surrounding coastal district, which adjoins the Sinai Peninsula) , the city of Gaza was administered by Egypt from 1949 to 1967 and then by Israel until 2005, when it came under the control of the Palestinian Authority. The population of the whole district is about 1,400,000.

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Gazan \ ˈgä-​zən How to pronounce Gaza (audio) , ˈga-​ \ noun or adjective

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“Gaza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gaza. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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