geographical name country N Africa bordering on the Mediterranean; formerly one of the Barbary States; a French protectorate 1881-1956, a monarchy 1956-57, & a republic since 1957 capital Tunis area 63,378 square miles (164,149 square kilometers), population 8,530,000 • Tunisian adjective or noun

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