Pronunciation: (hē-jaz'; Arab. hē-zhäz'), [key]
a region in Saudi Arabia bordering on the Red Sea, formerly an independent kingdom: contains the Islamic holy cities of Medina and Mecca. ab. 150,000 sq. mi. (388,500 sq. km). Cap.: Mecca. Also,Hedjaz,Hejaz.
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