A famous collection of Persian, Indian, and Arabian folktales. Supposedly, the legendary Scheherazade told these stories to her husband the sultan, a different tale every night for 1,001 days; therefore, the collection is sometimes called The Thousand and One Nights. The Arabian Nights includes the stories of familiar characters such as Aladdin and Ali Baba.
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a collection of Eastern folk tales derived in part from Indian and Persian sources and dating from the 10th century a.d.
- Arabian peninsula
a peninsula in SW Asia, including , Yemen Arab Republic, People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Kuwait: divided in ancient times into , , and . About 1,000,000 sq. mi. (2,600,000 sq. km). Contemporary Examples One bystander said he was told to tell the media that they were from […]
- Arabian sea
the NW arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Arabia. Contemporary Examples One of them, the Ronald Reagan, is reportedly in the Arabian Sea, but it is not there to battle pirates. Obama Lets the Pirates Off Stephen L. Carter July 21, 2011 Chinese engineers are building highways to link Tibet to the Arabian […]
of, belonging to, or derived from the language or literature of the . noting, pertaining to, or in the alphabetical script used for the writing of Arabic probably since about the fourth century a.d., and adopted with modifications by Persian, Urdu, and many other languages. A distinguishing feature of this script is the fact that […]