Meaning of LIBYA in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈli-bē-ə ]

geographical name

1. the part of Africa N of the Sahara between Egypt & Syrtis Major (Gulf of Sidra) — an ancient name

2. N Africa W of Egypt — an ancient name

3. country N Africa bordering on the Mediterranean; a colony of Italy 1912-43, an independent kingdom 1951-69, a republic since 1969 capital Tripoli area 679,358 square miles (1,766,331 square kilometers ), population 4,573,000

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.