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Type Country
Usage Arabic
Scripts سعودية(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. SA-‘oo-dee-ya
, SOO-‘oo-dee-ya
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Other Forms FormsSaudiyah, Saudiyya, Saudiya, Sa'udiyyah

Meaning & History

From Arabic سُعُودِيّ (suʿūdiyy) referring to the House of Saud, the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia, usually written with a definite article as السعودية (as-Saudiyyah). This is the Arabic name for Saudi Arabia, usually used as a shortened form of the official name المملكة العربية السعودية (al-Mamlakatu l-ʿArabiyyatu s-Suʿūdiyyatu).
Added 5/14/2020 by highexpectasians