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Type Settlement
Usage English
Other Forms FormsTangiers

Meaning & History

From Latin Tingis, itself from the Punic root tng of uncertain origin. It may have been derived from Berber tingis meaning "marsh", based on the old Berber name ⵜⵉⵏⴳⵉ (Tingi). The name was later transmitted into Ancient Greek as Τίγισις (Tigisis) or Τιγγίς (Tingis), with the Greeks attributing it to Tinjis, a goddess in Greek mythology. This is the name of a city in northwestern Morocco.
Added 12/5/2008 by anonymous
Edited 9/13/2021 by HL and Frollein Gladys