Hejaz

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He·jaz

also Hed·jaz  (hē-jăz′)
A region of northwest Saudi Arabia on the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea. It includes the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

Hejaz

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Hedjaz

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Hijaz

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(Placename) a region of W Saudi Arabia, along the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba: formerly an independent kingdom; united with Nejd in 1932 to form Saudi Arabia. Area: about 348 600 sq km (134 600 sq miles)

Hi•jaz

or He•jaz

(hɪˈdʒæz)

n.
a region in Saudi Arabia bordering on the Red Sea, formerly akingdom: contains the ities of Medina and Mecca. ab. 150,000 sq. mi. (388,500 sq. km). Cap.: Mecca.
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Noun1.Hejaz - a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red SeaHejaz - a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea; includes both Mecca and Medina; formerly an independent kingdom until it united with Nejd to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Arabia, Arabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Mecca - joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam
Al Madinah, Medina - a city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam