Meaning of Algeria

Al•ge•ri•a

Pronunciation: (al-jēr'ē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a republic in NW Africa: formerly comprised 13 departments of France; gained independence 1962. 16,200,000; 919,352 sq. mi. (2,381,122 sq. km). Cap.: Algiers.
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