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Bab el Mandeb: Meaning and Definition of

Bab el Man•deb

Pronunciation: (bäb" el män'deb), [key]
  1. a strait between NE Africa and the SW tip of the Arabian peninsula, connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. 20 mi. (32 km) wide.
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