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Libya Syllabification: Lib·y·a
Pronunciation: /ˈlibēə/

Definition of Libya in English:

1A country in North Africa, in the Sahara Desert, with a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea; population 6,324,400 (est. 2009); capital, Tripoli; official language, Arabic.
1.1Ancient northern Africa west of Egypt.

The area came under Turkish domination in the 16th century, was annexed by Italy in 1912, and became an independent kingdom in 1951. The monarchy was overthrown in 1969, and the country emerged with a radical revolutionary leadership. In 2003, the government announced it would cease its program to develop weapons of mass destruction. Libya has major oil deposits



Pronunciation: /ˈlibēən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • There were reasons for all this attention, and it wasn't just sentimentality: in Roman times, the Libyans were key exporters of a different sort of oil, made from olives.
  • Certainly in the times of the Egyptian pharaohs, slaves were taken from among all enemies that included Asians, Libyans, and Nubians.
  • Apparently, modern Libyans think the same, because groups of young girls, families with small children and a few teenagers strolled back and forth, revelling in the place.

Words that rhyme with Libya

Namibia, tibia

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