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Other FormsFormsMūrītānyā (Arabic), Muritanya (Berber), Mauritanie (French)
Meaning & History
Derived from Latin Maurītānia
, itself from Maurus
meaning "Moor" (referring to the Moors, a group of Muslims who historically inhabited the Maghreb
in Northern Africa), ultimately from Greek μαυρός (maurós)
meaning "dark". Mauritania is a North African country located in the western Maghreb