Giza

geographical name
Gi·​za | \ ˈgē-zə How to pronounce Giza (audio) \
variants: or El Giza \ el-​ˈgē-​zə How to pronounce Giza (audio) \ or Al Jizah \ äl-​ˈjē-​zə How to pronounce Giza (audio) \

Definition of Giza

city in northern Egypt on the western bank of the Nile River near Cairo population 2,865,000

Note: Five miles west of Giza lie the Great Sphinx and the three pyramids built circa 2500 b.c.

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“Giza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Giza. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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