Definition of Western Sahara
territory in northwestern Africa area 102,703 square miles (266,001 square kilometers), population 522,000 ◆Formerly a Spanish possession, Western Sahara was divided in 1975 between Mauritania, which gave up its claim in August 1979, and Morocco, which subsequently occupied the entire territory.
WESTERN SAHARA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Western Sahara for English Language Learners
: area in Africa
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