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Type Settlement
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. al-JIRZ
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Meaning & History

From Arabic الجزائر (al-Jaza'ir) meaning "the islands". This is the name of the capital city of Algeria, so named because of the islands in its bay.
VariantAlgeria
Other Languages & CulturesJaza'ir(Arabic) Alger, Algérie(French) Algerien, Algier(German) Algeri, Algeria(Italian) Alger, Algeria(Romanian) Argel, Argelia(Spanish)
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