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ɔˈræn, oʊˈræn, ɔˈrɑnORAN

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Orannoun

    a port city in northwestern Algeria and the country's 2nd largest city


  1. Orannoun

    Port of Algeria.

  2. Orannoun

    A port in Algeria.

    Etymology: From a Berber term meaning "lion".


  1. Oran

    Oran is a major city on the northwestern Mediterranean coast of Algeria, and the second largest city of the country. It is closely associated with its neighboring city, Aïn Témouchent. Located north-west of Algeria, 432 km from the capital Algiers. It is the capital of the Oran Province. The city has a population of 759,645, while the metropolitan area has a population of approximately 1,500,000, making it the second largest city in Algeria. Oran is a major port, and since the 1960s has been the commercial, industrial, and educational centre of western Algeria.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Oran

    the busiest port in Algeria, is 260 m. W. of Algiers; it has a Roman Catholic cathedral, a mosque, a school, a college, and two castles, and exports esparto grass, iron ore, and cereals.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. oran

    A seaport town of Algeria, about 220 miles west-southwest of Algiers; it is defended by strongly armed forts. The town of Oran was built by the Moors. It was taken by the Spaniards in 1509, by the Turks in 1708, and again by the Spaniards in 1732. It was taken by the French in 1831, and has since remained in their hands.

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  1. Arno

  2. Aron

  3. Nora

  4. Roan

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ORAN in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ORAN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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