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Tihamah or Tihama (Arabic: تهامة‎ [Tiḥāmah]) is a narrow coastal region of Arabia on the Red Sea. It is currently divided between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. In a broad sense, Tihamah refers to the entire coastline from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Bab el Mandeb Strait but it usually refers only to the section adjacent to southern Hejaz (south of Jeddah), Asir, and, Yemen. Unlike the inland regions, it is made up of sand dunes and plains and is largely arid except for a few oases. Important urban centers of the region include Al Hudaydah, Mocha, and Zabid in Yemen and Jizan, Al-Qunfudhah, and Al Lith in Saudi Arabia. The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Rugged coastline of the West Coast of New Zealand The coast is defined as the part of the land adjoining or near the ocean. ... The Arabian Peninsula The Arabian Peninsula is a mainly desert peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia and an important part of the greater Middle East. ... Location of the Red Sea Image:Red Seaimage. ... Sinai Peninsula, with the Gulf of Aqaba (east) and the Gulf of Suez (west), as viewed from the Space Shuttle STS-40. ... The Bab-el-Mandeb (Arabic for the gate of tears) is the strait separating the continents of Asia (Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula) and Africa (Djibouti, north of Somalia on the Horn of Africa), connecting the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean (Gulf of Aden). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Western Province (Saudi Arabia). ... This article is about the Saudi Arabian city. ... Categories: Stub | Provinces of Saudi Arabia ... Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ... Oasis in the Libyan part of the Sahara For other uses of this word, see Oasis (disambiguation). ... Al Hudaydah (also written as Hodeidah) (Arabic: الحديدة) It is the fourth largest city in Yemen with a population of one million. ... A mocha, in beverage form. ... Zabid, (also spelled Zebid), is a town in western Yemen. ... Jizan, Saudi Arabia Jizan or Jazan (Arabic: جيزان) is the capital of the Jizan Province in the far south-west of Saudi Arabia. ...


 
 

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