American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A vast plateau region of the central Arabian Peninsula. It was the nucleus for the modern state of Saudi Arabia.
- n. a central plateau region of the Arabian Peninsula; formerly an independent sultanate until 1932 when it united with Hejaz to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
“SCHWARTZ: He was a local kind of obscure local figure in a place called Uyana in Nejd, which is a fairly obscure part of Central Arabia.”
“The Nejd was the one clean spot in the decadent Moslem world.”
“They were from Nejd which is a fairly distant area in Central Arabia, but when Wahhabism emerges and it forms the religious creed, the religious group of Wahhabis form an alliance with the family of Sa ` ud and in the 19th Century and then again in the 20th Century they take over Mecca and Medina as part of their campaign to take over world Islam and they impose new rules on the Hajj.”
“Babylonia, is called Nejd; and the country which slopes Westwards, from Dzat-Irq to Tihama (the coast), is called Hijaz.””
“Wahhabi movement of Islam since the 18th century and had historically maintained dominion over the interior highlands of Arabia known as the Nejd (see First Saudi State and Second Saudi”
“In 1963 he built another school for girls in the town of Buraydah, in the heartland of the Wahhabi Nejd.”
“Marcus from the USA - in what sense do immigrants from Hejaz and the Nejd, i.e. Arabs, or later Levantine ones from Syria and Egypt own "Palestine"?”
“To be synechdochal about it, that's a veil in the Nejd.”
“The Saudi dynasty had been established by Muhammad bin Saud, the emir of the town of Dariya in the Nejd, the plateau in central Arabia, in the early 1700s.”
“The two men discussed the parched and stony desert and the possibility that there might be underground rivers beneath the Nejd.”
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