Meaning of Libya in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɪbɪə/

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proper noun

  • 1A country in North Africa, with a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea; population 6,300,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Arabic; capital, Tripoli.

    1. 1.1Ancient North Africa west of Egypt.

The area of modern Libya came under Turkish domination in the 16th century, was annexed by Italy in 1912, and became an independent kingdom in 1951. The monarchy was overthrown in 1969, and the country emerged with radical revolutionary leadership under Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who was overthrown in 2011