Hejaz
or Al Ḩijāz geographical name region W Saudi Arabia on Red Sea; a viceroyalty capital Mecca area 134,600 square miles (348,614 square kilometers), population 1,400,000

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  • Hejaz — [he jaz′, hējaz′; hejäz′, hējäz′] region of Saudi Arabia: formerly a kingdom …   English World dictionary

  • HEJAZ — (Ar. Ḥijāz), a region N.W. of present day saudi arabia , from the Gulf of Aqabah in the north to Asir in the south along the Red Sea. The narrow coastal stripe (Tihāmah) is a dry, barren land, while the mountain chain (2100–2400 m and peaks… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hejaz — al Hejaz (also Hijaz, Hedjaz; ar. الحجاز al Ḥiǧāz , literally the barrier ) is a region in the west of present day Saudi Arabia. Defined mostly by the Red Sea, it extends from Haql on the Gulf of Aqaba to Jizan. Its main city is Jeddah, but it is …   Wikipedia

  • Hejaz — /hee jaz /; Arab. /he zhahz /, n. Hijaz. Also, Hedjaz. * * * Arabic Al Ḥijāz Region of western Saudi Arabia. It occupies an area of 134,600 sq mi (348,600 sq km) along the Red Sea coast of the Arabian Peninsula, from Jordan to ʽAsīr province. Its …   Universalium

  • Hejaz — (al Hijāz) ► Región del O de Arabia Saudí, en la costa del mar Rojo; 2 000 000 h. Cap., La Meca. Dátiles y cereales. Además de La Meca, en ella se halla la también c. sagrada de Medina. * * * o Heyaz árabe Al FONT face=TahomaḤijāz Región… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Hejaz — /hiˈdʒæz/ (say hee jaz) noun a former independent kingdom in western Arabia, bordering on the Red Sea, now forming a part of Saudi Arabia; the holy cities of Islam, Mecca and Medina are in Hejaz. About 388 500 km2. Capital: Mecca. Arabic, Al… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hejaz — Hedjaz Le Hedjaz est une région du nord ouest de l actuelle Arabie saoudite ; sa principale ville est Djeddah, mais la cité la plus connue est La Mecque, ainsi que Médine. Cette région fut contrôlée tour à tour durant la majeure partie de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hejaz — noun The mountainous area of northwest Saudi Arabia which gave rise to early Islam and which contains the sites of many holy places …   Wiktionary

  • Hejaz — div., W Saudi Arabia; 150,000 sq. mi.; pop. 1,754,000; cap. Mecca …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Hejaz — He•jaz [[t]hɪˈdʒæz[/t]] n. geg Hijaz …   From formal English to slang

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