Definition of Hijaz
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
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hijaz
Literary usage of Hijaz
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton, Isabel Burton, Stanley Lane-Poole (1906)
"I conclude this chapter with a few remarks upon the watershed of Al-hijaz. ... I believe the report of a perennial lake on the eastern boundary of Al-hijaz, ..."
2. The Penetration of Arabia: A Record of the Development of Western Knowledge by David George Hogarth (1904)
"... CHAPTER III PILGRIMS IN hijaz IF the West for a thousand years before Niebuhr's day had known more of Yemen than of any other Arabian province, ..."
3. Bibliotheca Indica by Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India), Asiatic Society of Bengal, Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal (1848)
"Ptolemy places this in Long., Lat. 29 15. Island of Suli, off hijaz, Long. 81, Lat. 25'15.—See this name in the 1st Climate. It may be the ancient Sela, ..."
4. The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia by James Orr (1915)
"... in Yemen and Yarah in hijaz are places named by the Arab. geographers. The fact that the word in Heb means "moon" has led to the following suggestions: ..."
5. Gleanings from the Desert of Arabia by Roger D. Upton (1881)
"... Arabs from Yaman and hijaz, every part of the peninsula of the Arabs had been occupied by Arabs—the desert between Syria and the Euphrates by the tribes ..."