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Mauritania   /mˌɔrɪtˈeɪniə/  /mˌɔrɪtˈeɪnjə/   Listen

A country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert.  Synonyms: Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritanie, Muritaniya.

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"Mauritania" Quotes from Famous Books

... 237. This was a region between Mauritania and Cyrene. The Greek writers, however, often use the word to signify the whole of Africa. Servius gives a trifling derivation for the name, in saying that Libya was so called, because leipei ho huetos, 'it is ...
— The Metamorphoses of Ovid - Vol. I, Books I-VII • Publius Ovidius Naso

... MAURITANIA, a large region of Africa, extending from east to west along the Mediterranean, divided by the emperor Claudius into Caesariensis, the eastern part, and Tingitana, the western. It had Numidia to the east, and Getulia to ...
— A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence • Cornelius Tacitus

Words linked to "Mauritania" :   African country, Nouakchott, African nation, Africa, Arab League

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