Definition of Transjordan in English:

Transjordan

Line breaks: Trans|jor¦dan
Pronunciation: /tranzˈdʒɔːd(ə)n
 
, trɑːnz-/
Former name (until 1949) of the region east of the River Jordan now forming the main part of the kingdom of Jordan.

Derivatives

Transjordanian

adjective
More 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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