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Mauretania

or Mau·ri·ta·ni·a

[mawr-i-tey-nee-uh]
noun
  1. an ancient kingdom in NW Africa: it included the territory that is modern Morocco and part of Algeria.
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Related formsMau·re·ta·ni·an, adjective, noun
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Mauretania

noun
  1. an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco
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