[too-nee-zhuh, -shuh, -nizh-uh, -nish-uh, tyoo-]
- a republic in N Africa, on the Mediterranean: a French protectorate until 1956. 48,330 sq. mi. (125,175 sq. km). Capital: Tunis.
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Examples from the Web for tunisian
Conley allegedly planned to fly to Turkey, where an associate of the Tunisian man would meet her and escort her to Syria.It’s Time to Blow Up The Myth of Female Terrorists as Love-Struck Victims
July 4, 2014
The 33-year-old Tunisian was in a coffee bar in Libya when someone came up to him and asked if he wanted to go to Italy.Confessions of a Human Trafficker Who Smuggled Desperate Migrants Into Europe
Barbie Latza Nadeau
June 5, 2014
Riahi kept smiling and chain-smoking Cristal cigarettes, the cheapest Tunisian brand.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists
Thomas A. Bass
April 6, 2014
Another cable detailed the private investments and holdings of the Tunisian ruling family.How Bradley Manning Changed the War on Terror
June 3, 2013
I fear Amina has brought the cause of Tunisian women backward rather than forward.Can Bare Breasts Save Tunisia?
Janine di Giovanni
March 30, 2013
In an evil hour the King was persuaded to attack the Tunisian Caliph.The Eighteen Christian Centuries
They were talking about the Tunisian ambassadors and their costumes.Sentimental Education Vol 1
On the second occasion, I saw the lakes, and a solitary Tunisian sentinel.Notes in North Africa
W. G. Windham
Leather footstools, covered with Tunisian thread-work, lay beside them.The Garden Of Allah
She is not a damsel to take a siesta with a Tunisian rover prowling about in her neighborhood.The Bravo
J. Fenimore Cooper
- of or relating to Tunisia or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Tunisia
- a republic in N Africa, on the Mediterranean: settled by the Phoenicians in the 12th century bc; made a French protectorate in 1881 and gained independence in 1955. It consists chiefly of the Sahara in the south, a central plateau, and the Atlas Mountains in the north. Exports include textiles, petroleum, and phosphates. Official language: Arabic; French is also widely spoken. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: dinar. Capital: Tunis. Pop: 10 835 873 (2013 est). Area: 164 150 sq km (63 380 sq miles)
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In the sixth century b.c., Tunisia became the center of power for the city of Carthage.
Tunisia was a French protectorate from 1881 to 1956, when it achieved independence.
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