Pronounced Pron. /nwak.ʃɔt/ (French)
Other Forms FormsNoiakchott
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 4/9/2017
From French Nouakchott through Arabic نواكشوط (Nuwākšūṭ), which is ultimately from Tamazight Nawākšūṭ meaning "place of the winds" or inua u-kshut meaning "made of wood, made of sticks". This is the name of the capital of MAURITANIA.