Mauretanian


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Mau·re·ta·ni·a

 (môr′ĭ-tā′nē-ə, -tān′yə, mär′-)
An ancient district of the Roman Empire in present-day Morocco and Algeria. Settled by a Berber people, it was ruled by Rome from c. 100 bc to the fifth century ad.

Mau′re·ta′ni·an adj. & n.

Mauretanian

(ˌmɒrɪˈteɪnɪən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Mauretania, an ancient region of N Africa, or its inhabitants
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to Mauretania, an ancient region of N Africa, or its inhabitants
n
3. (Historical Terms) a native or inhabitant of Mauretania
4. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Mauretania
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mention the Donatist Council of 336 only in passing, yet it witnessed Donatus's capitulation to Mauretanian bishops who refused to rebaptize converts from Catholicism.
At a meeting with representatives from donor countries in the Mauretanian capital of Nouakchott, the humanitarian official encouraged their continued generosity, highlighting the clearly visible and positive lifesaving impact of their funding so far.
Yet, Rosenberger (44) offers an escape in noting that the use of expeditio in relation to the Mauretanian War of Antoninus Pius was geographical terminology: could the same have occurred in relation to Britain?
Census explorers also found relics of cold-water corals extending over 400km in waters 500m deep in one of the world's longest reefs off Africa's Mauretanian coast.