Definition of Libya in English:

Libya

proper noun

  • 1A country in North Africa; population 6,300,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Arabic; capital, Tripoli.

    1. 1.1 Ancient North Africa west of Egypt.

Much of Libya forms part of the Sahara Desert, with a narrow coastal plain bordering the Mediterranean; the country has major oil deposits. The area came under Turkish domination in the 16th century, was annexed by Italy in 1912, and became an independent kingdom in 1951

Pronunciation

Libya

/ˈlɪbɪə/