Pronunciation: (ō-män'), [key]
1. Sultanate of. Formerly, Muscat and Oman. an independent sultanate in SE Arabia. 800,000; ab. 82,800 sq. mi. (212,380 sq. km). Cap.: Muscat.
2. Gulf of, a NW arm of the Arabian Sea, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.
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