Río de Oro

[ ree-awthe aw-raw ]

noun
  1. the southern part of Western Sahara.

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How to use Río de Oro in a sentence

  • France claims the hinterland, the coast south of Rio de Oro and some territory north.

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  • A few maps occupied the wall, and Kit began to study one of the Rio de Oro belt.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck | Harold Bindloss
  • Then she'll steam south to pick up goods at Rio de Oro, and my agent must go inland with an interpreter to meet the tribesmen.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck | Harold Bindloss
  • To begin with, he indicated the richness of the Rio de Oro belt and its hinterland.

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British Dictionary definitions for Río de Oro

Río de Oro

/ (Spanish ˈrio ðe ˈoro) /


noun
  1. a former region of W Africa: comprised the S part of the Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara)

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