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Mauretania

or Mauritania

[mawr-i-tey-nee-uh] /ˌmɔr ɪˈteɪ ni ə/
noun
1.
an ancient kingdom in NW Africa: it included the territory that is modern Morocco and part of Algeria.
Related forms
Mauretanian, adjective, noun
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  • The great triclinia and sigma-tables of mauretanian citron and ivory blazed with gold and silver.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for mauretanian

Mauretanian

/ˌmɒrɪˈteɪnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Mauretania, an ancient region of N Africa, or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Mauretania

Mauretania

/ˌmɒrɪˈteɪnɪə/
noun
1.
an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco
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