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Definition of the noun libyan desert
What does libyan desert mean as a name of something?
- the northeastern part of the Sahara Desert in Libya and Egypt and Sudan
- lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
- instance of: desert = arid land with little or no vegetation
- part of: Arab Republic of Egypt / Egypt / United Arab Republic = a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; Libya / Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya = a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; Republic of the Sudan / Soudan / Sudan = a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; Sahara / Sahara Desert = the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa
The Libyan Desert, also known as the Western Desert, forms the northern and eastern part of the Sahara Desert and covers an area of approximately 1,100,000 km. The desert extends approximately 1100 km from east to west, and 1,000 km from north to south, in about the shape of a rectangle. The Libyan Desert covers eastern Libya, western Egypt and northwestern Sudan. Like most of the Sahara Desert, this desert is primarily sand and hamada or stony plain.
- also known as 利比亚沙漠
- part of Sahara
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by GEORGE RIPLEY
LIBYAN DESERT, that part of the Sahara or Great Desert which lies E. of Fezzan ...
by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams
In the Roman period the name Africa was generally used for the continent as a whole, while the name Libya was applied specifically to what is now known as the Libyan Desert (q.v.), together with the strip of land just north thereof, lying along ...
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