- an ancient kingdom in NW Africa: it included the territory that is modern Morocco and part of Algeria.
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During September, 1910, the Mauretania broke this record by hour and one minute.Woman and Socialism
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- an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco
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