[ mawr-i-tey-nee-uh ]
/ ˌmɔr ɪˈteɪ ni ə /
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an ancient kingdom in NW Africa: it included the territory that is modern Morocco and part of Algeria.
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OTHER WORDS FROM MauretaniaMau·re·ta·ni·an, adjective, noun
Words nearby Mauretania
maungy, Maupassant, Maupertuis, Maura, Maureen, Mauretania, Mauretanian, mauri, Mauriac, Maurice, Maurist
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How to use Mauretania in a sentence
The stronghold in Mali was to be the centerpiece of a larger Qaeda emirate across the Sahel from Mauretania to Nigeria.Al Qaeda Comeback|Bruce Riedel|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I saw a whole brigade of British troops disembarked from the massive Mauretania and bivouacked under the open sky.Australia in Arms|Phillip F.E. Schuler
Tipaza was one of the cities of Mauretania where the Christian religion was practised with the utmost fervour.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets|Francis Miltoun
A knock on the door brought them both back to—the deck of the Mauretania, with terra firma not so far distant below!
When the Mauretania had finally left behind all sight of America, Jarvis relaxed his severity.
On the high sea, I am in supreme control, and know how to run the Mauretania without advice from a bloody Spanish popinjay!
British Dictionary definitions for Mauretania
/ (ˌmɒrɪˈteɪnɪə) /
an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco
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