[French ker-wahn]


a city in NE Tunisia: a holy city of Islam.

Also Kair·wan [kahyuh r-wahn] /kaɪərˈwɑn/.
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Examples from the Web for kairouan

Historical Examples of kairouan

  • She remembered the days when she had nursed him in Kairouan.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • From Tunis a day's journey by train would bring her to Kairouan.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • Beside him, there is a little table of Kairouan, blue and gold.


    Pierre Benoit

  • Thither came schismatic refugees from Kairouan and Moors from Andalusia.

    In Morocco

    Edith Wharton

  • It was very short, and was addressed from Kairouan, where Artois had established himself for the spring in an Arab house.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens

British Dictionary definitions for kairouan


Kairwan or Qairwan (kaɪəˈwɑːn)


a city in NE Tunisia: one of the holy cities of Islam; pilgrimage and trading centre. Pop: 124 000 (2005 est)
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