Definition of Mauritania
country in northwestern Africa that borders on the Atlantic north of the Senegal River, is crossed by the Tropic of Cancer in the north, and is largely covered by the western extremity of the Sahara; a republic within the French Community, formerly a territory; capital Nouakchott area 397,955 square miles (1,030,807 square kilometers), population 3,537,368
Mauritanianplay \ˌmȯr-ə-ˈtā-nē-ən, ˌmär-, -nyən\ adj or noun
MAURITANIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Mauritania for English Language Learners
: country in Africa
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