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Type Country
Pronounced Pron. maw-ri-TAY-nee-ə(English) mow-ree-TAN-ya(Spanish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Latin Maurītānia, itself from Maurus meaning "Moor", a historical name for the Muslims that inhabited Northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. This is the name of a country in West Africa.
Added 2/28/2017 by HL
Edited 11/25/2020 by Mike C and HL

See Also

User submissions Mauritánia, Mauritània, Mauritânia, Mauritānia