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We fought our first foreign war in Algiers to defeat the Barbary pirates.
How singularly present apologies for our slavery echo these voices from the Barbary States!Charles Sumner; his complete works; Volume 2 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
His first journey abroad was to Barbary; but during 1391 we find him at home, at Bolingbroke and Peterborough.The White Rose of Langley|Emily Sarah Holt
And I'd seen him before, joy cruisin' on the Barbary Coast one night with a lot of drunken sailors—only he wasn't drunk.Sonnie-Boy's People|James B. Connolly
c.1300, "foreign lands" (especially non-Christian lands), from Latin barbaria (see barbarian). Meaning "Saracens living in coastal North Africa" is attested from 1590s, via French (Old French barbarie), from Arabic Barbar, Berber, ancient Arabic name for the inhabitants of North Africa beyond Egypt. Perhaps a native name, perhaps an Arabic word, from barbara "to babble confusedly," but this might be ultimately from Greek barbaria. "The actual relations (if any) of the Arabic and Gr[eek] words cannot be settled; but in European langs. barbaria, Barbarie, Barbary, have from the first been treated as identical with L. barbaria, Byzantine Gr[eek] barbaria land of barbarians" [OED].