Libya

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geographical name Lib·ya \ˈli-bē-ə\

Definition of Libya

  1. 1 the part of Africa north of the Sahara between Egypt and Syrtis Major (the Gulf of Sidra) —an ancient name

  2. 2 northern Africa west of Egypt —an ancient name

  3. 3 country in northern Africa bordering on the Mediterranean Sea, but largely desert; a colony of Italy 1912–43, an independent kingdom 1951–69, a republic since 1969; capital Tripoli area 679,358 square miles (1,766,331 square kilometers), population 5,491,000 — see also libyan


LIBYA Defined for English Language Learners

Libya

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geographical name

Definition of Libya for English Language Learners

  • : country in Africa



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