What does Mauritania mean?

Definitions for Mauritania
ˌmɔr ɪˈteɪ ni əmau·ri·ta·ni·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mauritania, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritanie, Muritaniyanoun

    a country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert


  1. Mauritanianoun

    A country in Northern Africa. Official name: Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

  2. Etymology: From Mauritania, from Maurus.


  1. Mauritania

    Mauritania ( (listen); Arabic: موريتانيا‎, Mūrītānyā, French: Mauritanie; Berber: Agawej or Cengit; Pulaar:


  1. Mauritania

    Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is an Arab Maghreb country in West Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by Western Sahara in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast, and by Senegal in the southwest. It is named after the ancient Berber Kingdom of Mauretania, which later became a province of the Roman Empire, even though the modern Mauritania covers a territory far to the south of the old Berber kingdom that had no relation with it. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast. The government of Mauritania was overthrown on 6 August 2008, in a military coup d'état led by General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. On 16 April 2009, General Aziz resigned from the military to run for president in the 19 July elections, which he won. In Mauritania about 20% of the population live on less than US$1.25 per day. Slavery in Mauritania has been called a major human rights issue as well as female genital mutilation, child labour, and human trafficking.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mauritania

    was the old name of the African country W. of the Muluya River and N. of the Atlas Mountains, from which supplies of corn and timber were obtained.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Mauritania

    A republic in western Africa, southwest of ALGERIA and west of MALI. Its capital is Nouakchott.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mauritania

    The ancient name of the northwestern part of Africa, corresponding in its limits to the present sultanate of Morocco and the western portion of Algeria. It derived its name from its inhabitants, the Mauri (Moors). The country was conquered by the Romans, who founded many colonies in it, and in 49 B.C. Julius Cæsar appointed Bogudes and Bocchoris joint kings of Mauritania. In 429 the Vandal king Genseric, at the invitation of Count Boniface, crossed the Straits of Gades, and Mauritania, with other African provinces, fell into the hands of the barbarian conquerors. Belisarius destroyed the kingdom of the Vandals, and Mauritania again became a Roman province under an Eastern exarch. In 698, when the Arabs made the final conquest of Africa, the Moors adopted the religion, name, and origin of their conquerors, and sunk back into their more congenial state of Mohammedan savages.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mauritania in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mauritania in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Mauritania in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Golembeski:

    Our Ahmeyim-2 appraisal well offshore Mauritania discovered a significant amount of gas and builds on our previous success in the basin, proving there's sufficient resource for a world-scale LNG development.

  2. Mohamed Ould Aboubacar:

    If MINUSMA (U.N. peacekeepers) and France leave we'll go back to Mauritania.

  3. Abderrahmane Sissako:

    Being nominated is great for the continent and Mauritania ... (But) You cannot say that cinema is established because there is a festival, when you have countries that produce one film a year or one film every three years, which is the reality of African nations, cinema is not well established.

  4. Phionah Atuhebwe:

    The 15 countries are Algeria, Botswana, DRC, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco.

  5. Lisa Parisio:

    The administration can and should use this readily-available tool more broadly, for all people in the U.S. in need of protection, including immediate TPS designations for Ethiopia, Cameroon and Mauritania.

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