Mauretania

geographical name

Mau·​re·​ta·​nia ˌmȯr-ə-ˈtā-nē-ə How to pronounce Mauretania (audio)
ˌmär-,
-nyə
variants or Mauritania
ancient country in northern Africa west of Numidia in modern Morocco and western Algeria
Mauretanian adjective or noun
or Mauritanian
ˌmȯr-ə-ˈtā-nē-ən How to pronounce Mauretania (audio)
ˌmär-,
-nyən

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“Mauretania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mauretania. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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