Definition of Arabian peninsula

1. Noun. A peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources.

Definition of Arabian peninsula

1. Proper noun. A peninsula in the Middle East, bordered on by Jordan, the Syrian desert and Iraq to the north, the Persian Gulf to the northeast, the Gulf of Oman to the east, the Arabian Sea (part of the Indian Ocean) to the south (southeast), the Gulf of Aden to the south, the Red Sea to the west (southwest) extending north into the Gulf of Aqaba, and north along the Red Sea Rift to the Mediterranean Sea on the west (northwest). It consists mainly of Saudi Arabia, and may be geologically defined as the Arabian plate, also as the Arabian subcontinent. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arabian Peninsula

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Literary usage of Arabian peninsula

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1. The History of Nations by Henry Cabot Lodge (1906)
"HISTORY OF ARABIA Chapter I EARLY HISTORY OF THE arabian peninsula FROM the dawn of history the arabian peninsula has been the possession of the Semitic ..."

2. Physical Geography by Mary Somerville (1870)
"arabian peninsula. ยง 10. Syria; mountains of Lebanon; character of the valleys and plains; the Jordan valley; the Dead Sea, its depression below the level ..."

3. Oil Monarchies: Domestic and Security Challenges in the Arab Gulf States by F. Gregory Gause (1994)
"For millennia, the arabian peninsula has been relatively poor compared to the ... The central areas of the arabian peninsula were particularly forbidding ..."

4. The Comparative Geography of Palestine and the Sinaitic Peninsula by Karl Ritter (1866)
"of Alexander the Great ; for the whole arabian peninsula was, so to speak, a country to be discovered by him. An officer appointed by him, Hiero of Sicily, ..."

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