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Noun: Mauritania  ,mor-u'tey-nee-u or ,mór-i'tey-nee-u [N. Amer], ,mó-ri'tey-nee-u [Brit]
  1. A country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert
    - Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritanie, Muritaniya

Type of: African country, African nation

Part of: Africa, Arab League

Encyclopedia: Mauritania