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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Fez•zanfɛzˈzɑn(n.)

  1. a former province in SW Libya: a part of the Sahara with many oases. 220,000 sq. mi. (570,000 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

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  1. Fezzan

    Fezzan is a south western region of modern Libya. It is largely desert but broken by mountains, uplands, and dry river valleys in the north, where oases enable ancient towns and villages to survive deep in the otherwise inhospitable Sahara.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Fezzan

    a Turkish province lying to the S. of Tripoli, to which it is politically united; in character partakes of the desert region to which it belongs, being almost wholly composed of barren sandy plateaux, with here and there an oasis in the low valleys, where some attempt at cultivation is made. The people, who belong to the Berber stock, are Mohammedans, honest, but lazy and immoral. Murzuk (6) is the chief town.

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