Mauretania

or Mau·ri·ta·ni·a

[ mawr-i-tey-nee-uh ]
/ ˌmɔr ɪˈteɪ ni ə /

noun

an ancient kingdom in NW Africa: it included the territory that is modern Morocco and part of Algeria.

Related forms

Mau·re·ta·ni·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for mauretanian

  • The great triclinia and sigma-tables of Mauretanian citron and ivory blazed with gold and silver.

    Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar

British Dictionary definitions for mauretanian (1 of 2)

Mauretanian

/ (ˌmɒrɪˈteɪnɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Mauretania, an ancient region of N Africa, or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Mauretania

British Dictionary definitions for mauretanian (2 of 2)

Mauretania

/ (ˌmɒrɪˈteɪnɪə) /

noun

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