Official name Is·lam·ic Re·pub·lic of Mau·ri·ta·ni·a . a republic in western Africa, largely in the Sahara Desert: formerly a French colony; a member of the French Community 1958–66; independent 1960. 418,120 sq. mi. (1,082,931 sq. km). Capital: Nouakchott.
- Mau·ri·ta·ni·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Mauritania in a sentence
Mohamedou is “free” now, living in Mauritania, although complications from his imprisonment still linger.I Lost My Father on 9/11. I Am Still Ashamed of the Injustice Done in the Name of Families Like Mine | Elizabeth Miller | September 10, 2021 | Time
One is the Dakar Rally, which after almost three decades was moved out of the continent in 2008 due to terror threats in Mauritania.Safari Rally: The World Rally Championship has returned to Africa | Carlos Mureithi | June 28, 2021 | Quartz
In Mauritania, Chinguetti once flourished with scholars, pilgrims, and religious leaders.
They were from places like Yemen, Saudi Arabia and even as far as Mauritania.
He was flown back to Libya by private jet on Wednesday after protracted negotiations with Mauritania.What Does Gaddafi’s Ex-Spy Chief Know About Lockerbie? | The Telegraph | September 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
His Senegalese father married his mother, who is from Mauritania, and then emigrated to France.‘The Intouchables’: Omar Sy on the Movie and His Success | Lorenza Muñoz | May 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Romans, in the time of Nero, had tables made of citron-wood brought from Mauritania; they were varnished with purple and gold.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
Tingis (Tangiers), in Mauritania, which boasted of a very ancient origin, carried on a great trade with Btica.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 | Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
His whole gaze, even further, his whole heart hung on a paragraph stating that Eugene Gresham had just sailed on the Mauritania.The Beauty | Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
Ethiopia is divided into two principal parts, the east and the south, the latter part being called Mauritania.Early Travels in Palestine | Arculf et al.
Iphicrates, according to Bryant, “related that in Mauritania there were dragons of such extent that grass grew upon their backs.”Mythical Monsters | Charles Gould
British Dictionary definitions for Mauritania
a republic in NW Africa, on the Atlantic: established as a French protectorate in 1903 and a colony in 1920; gained independence in 1960; lies in the Sahara; contains rich resources of iron ore. Official language: Arabic; Fulani, Soninke, Wolof, and French are also spoken. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: ouguiya. Capital: Nouakchott. Pop: 3 437 610 (2013 est). Area: 1 030 700 sq km (398 000 sq miles): Official name: Islamic Republic of Mauritania
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