Meaning of Samaria

Sa•mar•i•a

Pronunciation: (su-mâr'ē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a district in ancient Palestine: later part of the Roman province of Syria; taken by Jordan 1948; occupied by Israel 1967.
  2. the northern kingdom of the ancient Hebrews; Israel.
  3. the ancient capital of this kingdom.
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