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Meaning of Hijaz

Hi•jaz

Pronunciation: (hē-jaz' Arab. hē-zhäz'), [key]
— n.
  1. a region in Saudi Arabia bordering on the Red Sea, formerly an independent kingdom: contains the Islamic holy cities of Medina and Mecca. ab. 150,000 sq. mi. (388,500 sq. km). Cap.: Mecca.
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