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  • A region of southwest Libya. It was under Turkish control from the 16th century until 1912.

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  • proper noun A south-western region of Libya, with capital Sabha.


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  • He was sent to Africa as a medical officer and saw action in Fezzan, Libya, Tripolitania and Tunisia, where he was wounded.

    François Jacob - Biography 1972

  • Geologists consider Darfur a promising area for exploration, since it has many similarities with the nearby Fezzan basin of Libya, which has commercial oil production, according to Ansan Wikfs's Web site.

    China Discusses Darfur Oil-Hunt Aid 2008

  • Convinced as I still am, that the Fezzan route presents fewer difficulties for penetrating into Africa from the

    Travels in Nubia 2004

  • Moggrebyns, or western Africans, who were expected to return home as usual, by the way of Cairo and the Fezzan; it was believed that the caravan would take its departure from Egypt in the month of

    Travels in Nubia 2004

  • The delay thus occasioned in my Fezzan expedition, I shall endeavour to make profitable to African geography, in another quarter.

    Travels in Nubia 2004

  • He heard of two English travellers having been at Fezzan, of whom one died, and the other was never heard of after his departure for Soudan; the name of Hornemann was unknown to Mr. Cervelli.

    Travels in Nubia 2004

  • I believe that the non-arrival of the Fezzan caravan is to be ascribed to the encreased demands of black slaves on the coast of Barbary, to replace the white slaves so gloriously delivered by the English fleet, for I have understood that the intercourse between Tripoly and Fezzan has been very brisk for the last twelvemonth.

    Travels in Nubia 2004

  • Of these Tekayrne one was from Darfour, another from Kordofan, and three had come originally from Bornou, from whence, many years ago, they had travelled with the caravan to Fezzan, and from thence to Cairo.

    Travels in Nubia 2004

  • Thimbles, scissars, needles, all of the coarsest kind, of Nuremberg manufacture; Nails, steels to strike fire; Sword-blades, of the kind, which I have already described, and which are in common use all over the Black countries to the east of the Fezzan trade.

    Travels in Nubia 2004

  • Augila, and from thence to Fezzan, where they remained about six weeks, and then returned over a chain of mountains, where he found snow, (for it was in winter,) by Sokhne to Tripoli.

    Travels in Nubia 2004


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