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Maghreb

or Ma·ghrib

[ muhg-ruhb ]

noun

  1. the Arabic name for the NW part of Africa, generally including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and sometimes Libya.


Maghreb

/ ˈmʌɡrəb /

noun

  1. NW Africa, including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and sometimes Libya


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Maghreb1

from Arabic, literally: the West
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Example Sentences

“They can disappear and reappear in an instant,” said one man who has travelled with the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was not an after-effect of the assault on Benghazi.

If its group in the Maghreb has sleeper cells in France, now is the time they may be activated.

The mix of al Qaeda in the Maghreb, Ansar al Dine, and the Tuareg rebels is combustible.

The investigation into the deadly Libya attack continues, but the spotlight has fallen on al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

He emigrated to Maghreb (Kairuan), in which city there had existed ever since its foundation a numerous Jewish population.

Were they connected with the race which had planted its dolmens over the plains of the Maghreb?

In Maghreb you know what is the position of the Jews (that they must affect the profession of Islam).

She heard the muezzins calling the evening "maghreb prayer" over the city.

He was sent in 958 to bring the ever-refractory Maghreb (Morocco) to allegiance.

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