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A region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and the Atlantic Ocean. Settled by Berbers in the 2nd millennium bc, it was conquered by Arabs in the 7th century ad. From the 16th to the 19th century it was used as a base by pirates who raided ships in the Mediterranean Sea and exacted tribute from the European powers trading in the area.
(Placename) a historic name for a region of N Africa extending from W Egypt to the Atlantic and including the former Barbary States of Tripolitania, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco
Bar•ba•ry(ˈbɑr bə ri)
a region in N Africa, extending from W of Egypt to the Atlantic Ocean and including the former Barbary States.
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|Noun||1.||Barbary - a region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar; was used as a base for pirates from the 16th to 19th centuries|
Barbary Coast - the Mediterranean coast of northern Africa that was famous for its Moorish pirates
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean