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North Africa

noun
1.
the northern part of Africa, especially the region north of the tropical rain forest and comprised of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and that part of Egypt west of the Gulf of Suez.
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North African, adjective, noun
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  • A short time later, these tribes were conquered by Moors from North Africa.

  • Meunier tells of another "thunderstone" said to have fallen in North Africa.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • Who has confined his attentions to the early Saracenic literature of North Africa?

    The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
  • North Africa, however, still remains the focus of Sennussism.

    The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard
  • Moorish pirates: North Africa has always been a haunt of pirates.

    The History of London Walter Besant
British Dictionary definitions for North Africa

North Africa

noun
1.
the part of Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara: consists chiefly of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and N Egypt
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