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or Ma·ghrib  (mŭg′rəb)
A region of northwest Africa comprising the coastlands and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

Ma′ghreb·i adj.


(ˈmʌɡrəb) or


(Placename) NW Africa, including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and sometimes Libya
[from Arabic, literally: the West]


or Ma•ghrib

(ˈmʌg rəb)

NW Africa, considered to include Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and sometimes Libya.
Ma′ghre•bi, n., pl. -bis, -bi, adj.
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Noun1.Maghreb - the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and TunisiaMaghreb - the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia
Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria - 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
Al-Magrib, Kingdom of Morocco, Maroc, Marruecos, Morocco - a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956
Republic of Tunisia, Tunisia - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956; "southern Tunisia is mostly desert"
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
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Ahmed says practically nothing about al-Andalus or the Mahgreb.
In the case of the Middle East and the Mahgreb it ignores the decision of imperialistic Britain and France to renege on the agreements of independence they made with the Middle East Arabs in return for entering World War I on their side against the imperialist Ottomans and Germans.
Au cours de cette balade musicale atypique, le visiteur est subitement propulse au Mahgreb sur les traces des sources de transmission de la musique arabe.
From her perch in Paris, Hacker has been studying Arabic language and culture and winning prizes for translating Francophone poets from the Mahgreb.
However, days later, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Mahgreb (AQIM) released a statement that it will avenge the purportedly 46 Uyghur deaths from the 7/5 riots by targeting the estimated 50,000 Chinese workers in Algeria and elsewhere in Northern Africa.
Last month Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Mahgreb (AQIM) for the first time claimed responsibility for recent attacks in Tunisia, including an assault in May on the home of the interior minister that left four security guards dead.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband proposed a "version of the European Free Trade Association that could gradually bring the countries of the Mahgreb, the Middle East and Eastern Europe in line with the single market, not as an alternative to membership, but potentially as a step towards it.
Il s'agit en second lieu de veiller a l'ordre dans les alentours de ces sites car l'encombrement autour de ces sources provoque parfois des incidents et des echauffourees surtout a l'approche de l'appel a la priere du Mahgreb.
with the spread into Mali of Al-Qaeda in the Mahgreb, as the North African affiliate is known.
The public seemed to like the cuisine of these immigrants and had a high regard for the traditions of those from the Mahgreb, though Arabs from this region came in sparse numbers to Latin America (Klich and Lesser 2005).
2009 A Hybrid gaze from Delacroix to Djebar: visual encounters and the construction of the female "other" in the colonial discourse of Mahgreb, in Fischer-Tine, H.
Seeking to make this more of a reality, he told Gulf News that he will convene a conference of young people from Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya -- "the three Arab countries of the Mahgreb which have all gone through revolutions and liberation".