South Yemen

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South Yemen

also Southern Yemen
A former country of southwest Asia on the Arabian Peninsula. A British protectorate after 1886, it became fully independent in 1967 and united with North Yemen in 1990 to form the new country of Yemen.
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South Yemen

n
(Placename) a former republic in SW Arabia, on the Gulf of Aden; now a part of Yemen: became a republic in 1967; merged with North Yemen in 1990. Official name (1967–90): People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Name from 1963 to 1967 (excluding Aden): Federation of South Arabia or South Arabia See also Yemen, North Yemen
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Peo′ple's Democrat′ic Repub′lic of Yem′en


n.
a former country in S Arabia: since 1990 a part of the Republic of Yemen. Cap.: Aden. Also called South Yemen.
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