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Gibson Desert Line breaks: Gib¦son Des¦ert
Pronunciation: /ɡɪbsənˈdɛzət/

Definition of Gibson Desert in English:

A desert region in Western Australia, to the south-east of the Great Sandy Desert. The first European to cross it (1876) was Ernest Giles, who named it after his companion Alfred Gibson, who went missing on an earlier expedition.

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