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What stretch of sea is called the "gate of tears" in the Arab world?

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Asked by anantharaman, 01 Dec '09 09:58 pm
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"Gate of Tears" in Arabic , is a strait located between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula and Djibouti and Eritrea, north of Somalia in the Horn of Africa, and connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. It is sometimes called the Mandab Strait in English.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 02 Dec '09 12:50 am

 
  
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It is a strait located between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula and Djibouti and Eritrea, north of Somalia in the Horn of Africa, and connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. It is sometimes called the Mandab Strait in English
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 01 Dec '09 10:03 pm

 
  
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The passage into the Red Sea. So called by the Arabs from the number of shipwrecks that took place there. 1

Like some ill-destined bark that steers
In silence through the Gate of Tears.
Answered by anil garg, 01 Dec '09 11:50 pm

 
  
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Bab-el-Mandeb (i.e. the Gate of Tears), a strait between Asia and Africa forming the entrance to the Red Sea, so called from the strong currents which rush through it, and often cause wreckage to vessels attempting to pass it.
Answered by Deepak Joshi, 01 Dec '09 10:08 pm

 
  
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