Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Other Forms FormsRiyad, Riad
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Meaning & History
Means "meadows, gardens", from the plural of Arabic روضة (rawdah). This is the name of the capital city of Saudi Arabia and a province of the same name. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: الرياض (ar-Riyadh). In Norwegian and Swedish, this spelling is only used for the city.