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Transjordan

Syllabification: Trans·jor·dan
Pronunciation: /transˈjôrdn, tranz-
 
/

Definition of Transjordan in English:

Former name (until 1949) of the region east of the Jordan River that now forms the main part of Jordan.

Derivatives

Transjordanian

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Pronunciation: /ˌtransˌjôrˈdānēən, ˌtranz-/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The ‘green line’ from 1949 bounding the West Bank is solely a defunct military line demarcating the extent of the Transjordanian invasion of Israel in 1948.
  • Chapters 7 and 8 investigate Greek and Egyptian presence in the southern Levant, while chapters 9, 10, and 11 discuss the Transjordanian kingdoms of Ammon, Moab, and Edom.
  • His father, King Hussein, found it increasingly difficult to reward his traditional Transjordanian supporters and protect his business allies.

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