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 (nĕg′ĕv) also Ne·geb (-ĕb)
A desert region of southern Israel. Long inhabited chiefly by nomadic Bedouin, it became part of the state of Israel in 1948.
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(ˈnɛɡɛv) or


(Placename) the S part of Israel, on the Gulf of Aqaba: a triangular-shaped semidesert region, with large areas under irrigation; scene of fighting between Israeli and Egyptian forces in 1948. Chief town: Beersheba. Area: 12 820 sq km (4950 sq miles)
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(ˈnɛg ɛv)

also Neg•eb


a partly desert region in S Israel, bordering on the Sinai Peninsula. 4700 sq. mi. (12,173 sq. km).
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Noun1.Negev - a desert in southern Israel
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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