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Algeria

Al·ge·ri·a

 (ăl-jîr′ē-ə)
A country of northwest Africa bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. The region was settled c. 2000 bc by Berber-speaking people and later formed a part of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. Arab invaders in the seventh and eighth centuries introduced Islam and the Arabic language and culture. A French territory from 1848, Algeria gained its independence in 1962 after more than seven years of fighting. Algiers is the capital and the largest city.

Al·ge′ri·an adj. & n.

Algeria

(ælˈdʒɪərɪə)
n
(Placename) a republic in NW Africa, on the Mediterranean: became independent in 1962, after more than a century of French rule; one-party constitution adopted in 1976; religious extremists led a campaign of violence from 1988 until 2000; consists chiefly of the N Sahara, with the Atlas Mountains in the north, and contains rich deposits of oil and natural gas. Official languages: Arabic and Berber; French also widely spoken. Religion: Muslim. Currency: dinar. Capital: Algiers. Pop: 38 087 812 (2013 est). Area: about 2 382 800 sq km (920 000 sq miles). French name: Algérie

Al•ge•ri•a

(ælˈdʒɪər i ə)

n.
a republic in NW Africa: gained independence from France 1962. 31,133,486; 919,352 sq. mi. (2,381,122 sq. km). Cap.: Algiers.
Al•ger′i•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Algeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni MuslimAlgeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
Armed Islamic Group, GIA - a terrorist organization of Islamic extremists whose violent activities began in 1992; aims to overthrow the secular Algerian regime and replace it with an Islamic state; "the GIA has embarked on a terrorist campaign of civilian massacres"
GSPC, Salafast Group for Call and Combat, Salafist Group - an Algerian extremist Islamic offshoot of the Armed Islamic Group; now the largest and most active armed terrorist group in Algeria that seeks to overthrow the government; a major source of support and recruitment for al-Qaeda operations in Europe and northern Africa
Arab League - an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
OPEC, Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries - an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
Maghreb, Mahgrib - the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia
Algerian capital, Algiers - an ancient port on the Mediterranean; the capital and largest city of Algeria
Annaba - a port city of northeastern Algeria near the Tunisian border
Batna - a town in north central Algeria
Blida - a city in northern Algeria at the foot of the Atlas Mountains to the southwest of Algiers
Oran - a port city in northwestern Algeria and the country's 2nd largest city
Constantine - a walled city in northeastern Algeria to the east of Algiers; was destroyed in warfare in the 4th century and rebuilt by Constantine I
Djanet - a desert town in southeastern Algeria
Hippo, Hippo Regius - an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria
Reggane - a town in central Algeria
Timgad - an ancient town founded by the Romans; noted for extensive and well-preserved ruins
Timimoun - a town in central Algeria in the Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains - a mountain range in northern Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara Desert; extends from southwestern Morocco to northern Tunisia
Algerian - a native or inhabitant of Algeria
Translations
Алжир
Alžírsko
Algeriet
Alĝerio
Alžeeria
Algeria
Alžir
Algéria
Alsír
アルジェリア
알제리
Algeria
Alžyras
Algeria
Alžírsko
Alžirija
Algeriet
ประเทศอัลจีเรีย
Алжир
nước Algeria

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[ælˈdʒɪərɪə] NArgelia f

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[ælˈdʒɪəriə] nAlgérie f
in Algeria → en Algérie

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nAlgerien nt

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[ælˈdʒɪərɪə] nAlgeria

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الـجَزَائِر Alžírsko Algeriet Algerien Αλγερία Argelia Algeria Algérie Alžir Algeria アルジェリア 알제리 Algerije Algerie Algieria Argélia Алжир Algeriet ประเทศอัลจีเรีย Cezayir nước Algeria 阿尔及利亚
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Many years ago my little daughter was stolen, presumably by Arabs, while I was serving with the Foreign Legion in Algeria.
Never had Morrel witnessed such an expression -- never had so terrible an eye flashed before his face -- never had the genius of terror he had so often seen, either on the battle-field or in the murderous nights of Algeria, shaken around him more dreadful fire.
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And so it was that Tarzan had come to Algeria in the guise of an American hunter and traveler to keep a close eye upon Lieutenant Gernois.
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These differences have led to a lack of ability to manage Al Salam bank Algeria in normal conditions, which required the intervention of the Regulators to preserve the rights of the shareholders of Al Salam Bank Algeria.
Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah bin Humaid also visited the Saudi school in Algeria.
citizens who travel to Algeria to evaluate carefully the risks posed to their personal safety.
The United States established diplomatic relations with Algeria in 1962 following its independence from France.