Tunis

[ too-nis, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu nɪs, ˈtyu- /

noun

a city in and the capital of Tunisia, in the NE part.
one of the former Barbary States in N Africa, once notorious for its pirates: constitutes modern Tunisia.

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Tunis
/ (ˈtjuːnɪs) /

noun

the capital and chief port of Tunisia, in the northeast on the Gulf of Tunis (an inlet of the Mediterranean): dates from Carthaginian times, the ruins of ancient Carthage lying to the northeast; university (1960). Pop: 2 063 000 (2005 est)
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