Mauritania: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (môr"i-tā'nē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. Official name,a republic in W Africa, largely in the Sahara Desert: formerly a French colony; a member of the French Community 1958–66; independent 1960. 1,500,000; 418,120 sq. mi. (1,082,931 sq. km). Cap.: Nouakchott.
  2. Mauretania.
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