geographical name
Tu·​ni·​sia | \ tü-ˈnē-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce Tunisia (audio) , tyü-, -ˈni- \

Definition of Tunisia

country in northern Africa bordering on the Mediterranean Sea capital Tunis area 63,170 square miles (163,610 square kilometers), population 11,516,000

Note: Tunisia was formerly one of the Barbary States. It was a French protectorate from 1881 to 1956 and a monarchy in 1956–57. It has been a republic since 1957.

Other Words from Tunisia

Tunisian \ tü-​ˈnē-​zh(ē-​)ən How to pronounce Tunisia (audio) , tyü-​ , -​ˈni-​ \ adjective or noun

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

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