Definition of Hejaz
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Group relationships: Arabia, Arabian Peninsula, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Terms within: Mecca, Al Madinah, Medina
Definition of Hejaz
1. Proper noun. The mountainous area of northwest Saudi Arabia which gave rise to early Islam and which contains the sites of many holy places ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Hejaz
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The World Remapped: A Summary of the Geographical Results of the Peace by R. Baxter Blair (1922)
"As leader of the Pan Arabic movement, and also by virtue of the possession of Mecca and Medina, the holy places of Islam, hejaz wields a tremendous power in ..."
2. My Journey to Medinah: Describing a Pilgrimage to Medinah by John Fryer Keane (1881)
"THE hejaz. I CANNOT pretend to add anything to our geographical or natural knowledge of the country known as the hejaz. Indeed, it would only be presumption ..."
3. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Francis Burton (1856)
"THE BEDOUINS OP EL hejaz. I WILL not apologize for entering into details concerning the personate of the Bedouins: a precise physical portrait of race, ..."
4. History of Arabia, Ancient and Modern:: Containing a Description of the by Andrew Crichton (1833)
"CHAPTER V. hejaz, or Holy Land of the Moslem. Government of hejaz—Succession and Power of the Sheriffs- Reign of Ghaleb—Sheriff Families at Mecca—Cities and ..."