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OTHER SCRIPTS: الدار البيضاء (Arabic), ⴰⵏⴼⴰ (Berber)
Meaning & History
Means "white house", from Portuguese casa
meaning "house" and branca
meaning "white". The present-day spelling follows the Spanish form (casa
"white"), however, because of the Portuguese Kingdom joining the Spanish Kingdom. In Berber, the city is named (and was originally named) Anfa
, and in Arabic, the city's name is الدار البيضاء (ad-Dār al-Bayḍā')
. Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco
and the largest city in all of the Maghreb
region of North Africa.