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(ˈdʒɜːbə) or


(Placename) an island off the SE coast of Tunisia, in the Gulf of Gabès: traditionally Homer's land of the lotus-eaters. Pop: about 100 000 (latest est). Area: 510 sq km (197 sq miles). Ancient name: Meninx
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or Jer•ba

(ˈdʒɛr bə)

an island off the SE coast of Tunisia: Roman ruins. 92,269; 197 sq. mi. (510 sq. km).
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