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Western Sahara

geographical name

Simple Definition of Western Sahara

  • : area in Africa

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Western Sahara

  1. territory NW Africa; formerly a Spanish possession, divided 1975 between Mauritania, which gave up its claim in August 1979, & Morocco, which subsequently occupied the entire territory area 102,703 square miles (266,001 square kilometers), pop 416,500

Western Saharan

adjective

Variants of western sahara

or formerly

Spanish Sahara


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