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Meaning of Yemen

Yem•en

Pronunciation: (yem'un, yā'mun), [key]
  1. a country in S Arabia, formed in 1990 by the merger of the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen. 12,000,000; 207,000 sq. mi. (536,130 sq. km).Cap.:politicalSan&ain;a.Cap.:economicAden.
  2. Also calleda former country in SW Arabia: since 1990 a part of the Republic of Yemen.Cap.:San&ain;a.
  3. Also calleda former country in S Arabia: since 1990 a part of the Republic of Yemen.Cap.:Aden.
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