Mauritania
or French Mauritanie geographical name country NW Africa bordering on the Atlantic N of Senegal River; a republic within the French Community, formerly a territory capital Nouakchott area 397,955 square miles (1,030,807 square kilometers), population 2,171,000 • Mauritanian adjective or noun

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  • Mauritania — Mauritania, nombre oficial República Islámica de Mauritania (Yumhuriya Islamiya Mauritaniya), es un país en el noroeste de África. Tiene una extensa costa en el Océano Atlántico, entre Marruecos en el norte y Senegal en el sur. * * * ► Antigua… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mauritania — [môr΄ə tā′nē ə, môr΄ətān′yə] country in NW Africa, on the Atlantic: formerly a French protectorate & colony, it became independent in 1960: 398,000 sq mi (1,030,816 sq km); pop. 1,864,000; cap. Nouakchott: official name Islamic Republic of… …   English World dictionary

  • Mauritanĭa — (a. Geogr.), Landschaft in Nordwestafrika, grenzte im Osten an Numidien, im Süden an Gätulien, im Westen an den Atlantischen Ocean u. im Norden an das Mittelmeer; jetzt Fez u. Marokko, nebst einem Theil von Algerien. Zur Zeit als M. zum Römischen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Mauritanĭa — Mauritanĭa, s. Mauretanien …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • mauritânia — s. f. [Botânica] Planta cariofilácea (diantácea) …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Mauritania — This article is about the North African country. For other uses, see Mauretania. Islamic Republic of Mauritania الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al Ǧumhūriyyah al ʾIslāmiyyah al Mūrītāniyyah République Islamique de Mauritanie Republik bu Lislaamu… …   Wikipedia

  • Mauritania — El «país de la semana» es Mauritania El país de la semana anterior fue Islas Georgias del Sur y Sandwich del Sur …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mauritania — Mauritanian, adj., n. /mawr i tay nee euh/, n. 1. Official name, Islamic Republic of Mauritania. a republic in W Africa, largely in the Sahara Desert: formerly a French colony; a member of the French Community 1958 66; independent 1960.… …   Universalium

  • Mauritania — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Mauritania <p></p> Background: <p></p> Independent from France in 1960, Mauritania annexed the southern third of the former Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara) in 1976 …   The World Factbook

  • MAURITANIA — I. MAURITANIA Africae regio, extrema versus Gaditanum fretum, et Occidentalem Oceanum, in quo Antaeus gigas regnâsse dicitur, ab Hercule victus. Est autem duplex, Caesariensis a Caesarea, et Tingitana, a civitate Tingi. Sic dicta ἀπὸ τοῦ μαυροῦ,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Mauritania — noun a country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert • Syn: ↑Islamic Republic of Mauritania, ↑Mauritanie, ↑Muritaniya • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

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