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Algiers

[ al-jeerz ]
/ ælˈdʒɪərz /
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noun

a seaport in and the capital of Algeria, in the N part.
one of the former Barbary States in N Africa: now modern Algeria.

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British Dictionary definitions for Algiers

Algiers
/ (ælˈdʒɪəz) /

noun

the capital of Algeria, an ancient port on the Mediterranean; until 1830 a centre of piracy. Pop: 3 260 000 (2005 est)Arabic name: Al-Jezair (ˌældʒɛˈzɑːɪə) French name: Alger (alʒe)
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Cultural definitions for Algiers

Algiers
[ (al-jeerz) ]

Capital of Algeria and largest city in the country, located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

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