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Saudi Arabia Syllabification: Sau·di A·ra·bi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌsoudē əˈrābēə/
/ˌsôdē əˈrābēə/

Definition of Saudi Arabia in English:

A country in southwestern Asia that occupies most of the Arabian peninsula; population 28,686,600 (est. 2009); capital, Riyadh; language, Arabic (official).

The birthplace of Islam in the 7th century, Saudi Arabia emerged from the Arab revolt against the Turks during World War I to become an independent kingdom in 1932. Since World War II, the economy has been revolutionized by the exploitation of the area’s oil resources, and Saudi Arabia is the largest oil producer in the Middle East. It is ruled by the house of Saud along traditional Islamic lines

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