geographical name
Ye·​men | \ ˈye-mən How to pronounce Yemen (audio) \

Definition of Yemen

country in southern Arabia bordering on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden capital Sanaa area 203,850 square miles (527,968 square kilometers), population 28,667,000

Note: Yemen is a republic that was formed in 1990 by the merger of the Yemen Arab Republic, whose capital was Sanaa, with the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, whose capital was Aden.

Other Words from Yemen

Yemeni \ ˈye-​mə-​nē How to pronounce Yemeni (audio) \ adjective or noun
Yemenite \ ˈye-​mə-​ˌnīt How to pronounce Yemenite (audio) \ noun or adjective

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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