Algiers

geographical name
Al·​giers | \ al-ˈjirz How to pronounce Algiers (audio) \

Definition of Algiers

1 former Barbary State in northern Africa that is now Algeria
2 city, port on the Bay of Algiers (an inlet of Mediterranean Sea) , and capital of Algeria population 1,365,400

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Algerine \ ˌal-​jə-​ˈrēn How to pronounce Algiers (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Algiers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Algiers. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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