Western Sahara

geographical name
variants: or 1958–76

Spanish Sahara

Definition of Western Sahara

  1. 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.

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Western Sahara

geographical name

Definition of Western Sahara for English Language Learners

  • : area in Africa

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