Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
geographical name country SW Asia occupying most of Arabia; a kingdom, comprising former kingdoms of Nejd & Hejaz & principality of Asir capital Riyadh area 865,000 square miles (2,240,350 square kilometers), population 17,419,000 • Saudi adjective or nounSaudi Arabian adjective or noun

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  • Saudi Arabia — kingdom occupying most of Arabia: 849,400 sq mi (2,199,938 sq km); pop. 16,900,000; cap. Riyadh Saudi Arabian n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • Saudi Arabia — Saudi A|ra|bi|a an oil producing country in the Middle East, ruled by a king. Population: 22,757,000 (2001). Capital: Riyadh. The city of ↑Mecca, the holiest place in the religion of Islam, is in Saudi Arabia. >Saudi Arabian n adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Saudi Arabia — a kingdom in N and central Arabia, including Hejaz, Nejd, and dependencies. 20,087,965; ab. 600,000 sq. mi. (1,554,000 sq. km). Cap.: Riyadh. Cf. Mecca. * * * Saudi Arabia Introduction Saudi Arabia Background: In 1902 Abd al Aziz Ibn SAUD… …   Universalium

  • Saudi Arabia — Infobox Country conventional long name = Kingdom of Saudi Arabia native name = ar. المملكة العربية السعودية al Mamlaka al ʻArabiyya as Suʻūdiyya common name = Saudi Arabia national motto = There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of… …   Wikipedia

  • Saudi Arabia — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Saudi Arabia <p></p> Background: <p></p> Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and home to Islam s two holiest shrines in Mecca and Medina. The king s official title …   The World Factbook

  • Saudi Arabia — noun an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy • Syn: ↑Kingdom of Saudi Arabia • Derivationally related forms: ↑Saudi Arabian • Members of this Region: ↑Mutawa een,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saudi Arabia — Arabie saoudite المملكة العربية السعودية (ar) Royaume d Arabie saoudite (fr) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saudi Arabia —    Sunni Islam is the only legally recognized religion in Saudi Arabia. Attempts by Protestants, primarily Samuel M. Zwemer (1867 1952), to evangelize the Arabian Peninsula in the late 19th century met with little success. Today, Christian… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Saudi Arabia — Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, kingdom occupying most of Arabia …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Saudi Arabia — noun Country in the Middle East, named after the Saud family. Official name: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia …   Wiktionary

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