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Noun: Egypt  ee-jipt
  1. A republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
    - Arab Republic of Egypt, United Arab Republic
     
  2. An ancient empire to the west of Israel; centred on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
    - Egyptian Empire

Type of: African country, African nation, empire, imperium

Part of: Africa, Arab League, Middle East, Mideast, Near East, OPEC, Organisation of Petroleum-Exporting Countries [Brit], Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries

Encyclopedia: Egypt, PA