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Yemen

Yem·en

 (yĕm′ən, yā′mən)
A country of southwest Asia at the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula. It was ruled by various peoples, such as the Sabaeans, Himyarites, Romans, Ethiopians, and Persians, in ancient times. It was conquered in the 7th century ad by Muslim Arabs and became part of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. The northern part (known as Yemen or North Yemen) was established as an independent kingdom in 1918 and made a republic in 1962. The southern part consisted of several British protectorates in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Britain withdrew from the area in 1967, and South Yemen became independent soon after. The two united in May 1990. San'a is the capital and the largest city.

Yem′en·ite′, Yem′e·ni (-ə-nē) adj. & n.

Yemen

(ˈjɛmən)
n
(Placename) a republic in SW Arabia, on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden: formed in 1990 from the union of North Yemen and South Yemen: consists of arid coastal lowlands, rising to fertile upland valleys and mountains in the west and to the Hadhramaut plateau in the SE: the north and east contains part of the Great Sandy Desert. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: riyal. Capital: San'a. Pop: 25 408 288 (2005 est). Area (including territory claimed by Yemen along the undemarcated eastern border with Saudi Arabia): 472 099 sq km (182 278 sq miles). Official name: Yemen Republic See also North Yemen, South Yemen

Yem•en

(ˈyɛm ən, ˈyeɪ mən)

n.
1. Republic of, a country in S Arabia, formed in 1990 by the merger of the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen. 16,942,230; 207,000 sq. mi. (536,130 sq. km). Cap. (political): San‘a. Cap. (economic): Aden.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Yemen - a republic on the southwestern shores of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean; formed in 1990
Aden-Abyan Islamic Army, Islamic Army of Aden, Islamic Army of Aden-Abyan, IAA - Yemen-based terrorist group that supports al-Qaeda's goals; seeks to overthrow the Yemeni government and eliminate United States interests; responsible for bombings and kidnappings and killing western tourists in Yemen
Arab League - an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
Arabia, Arabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
Aden - an important port of Yemen; located on the Gulf of Aden; its strategic location has made it a major trading center of southern Arabia since ancient times
Al-Hudaydah, Hodeida - an important port in Yemen on the Red Sea
Al-Mukalla, Mukalla - a port in southern Yemen on the Gulf of Aden to the east of Aden
Sana, Sanaa, Sana'a - the capital and largest city of Yemen; on the central plateau
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Yemeni - a native or inhabitant of Yemen
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