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Tu·nis

 (to͞o′nĭs, tyo͞o′-)
1. A former Barbary state on the northern coast of Africa south and west of the ancient city of Carthage. It was conquered by the Turks in 1574 and later became a French protectorate (1881).
2. The capital and largest city of Tunisia, in the northern part of the country on the Gulf of Tunis, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea. It occupies a site near the ruins of ancient Carthage.

Tunis

(ˈtjuːnɪs)
n
(Placename) the capital and chief port of Tunisia, in the northeast on the Gulf of Tunis (an inlet of the Mediterranean): dates from Carthaginian times, the ruins of ancient Carthage lying to the northeast; university (1960). Pop: 2 063 000 (2005 est)

Tu•nis

(ˈtu nɪs, ˈtyu-)

n.
1. the capital of Tunisia, in the NE part. 596,654.
2. one of the former Barbary States in N Africa: constitutes modern Tunisia.
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Noun1.Tunis - the capital and principal port of TunisiaTunis - the capital and principal port of Tunisia
Republic of Tunisia, Tunisia - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956; "southern Tunisia is mostly desert"
Translations

Tunis

[ˈtjuːnɪs] NTúnez m

Tunis

[ˈtjuːnɪs] nTunis

Tunis

[ˈtjuːnɪs] nTunisi f
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We returned to Constantinople, and the following year, seventy-three, it became known that Don John had seized Tunis and taken the kingdom from the Turks, and placed Muley Hamet in possession, putting an end to the hopes which Muley Hamida, the cruelest and bravest Moor in the world, entertained of returning to reign there.
We were then passing between Sicily and the coast of Tunis.
These baskets contained four pyramids of most splendid fruit; there were Sicily pine-apples, pomegranates from Malaga, oranges from the Balearic Isles, peaches from France, and dates from Tunis.
It seems the fellow had been caught wandering nearer to the harem of the Bey of Tunis than etiquette permits to one of his color, and he was condemned by the bey to have his tongue cut out, and his hand and head cut off; the tongue the first day, the hand the second, and the head the third.
don't let that trouble you," said one of the recruits; "I was a prisoner among the pirates of Tunis three years, and can maneuver a boat like an admiral.
Richardson, Barth, and Overweg, jealously anxious to push their investigations farther, arrived at Tunis and Tripoli, like their predecessors, and got as far as Mourzouk, the capital of Fezzan.
Tuesday's attack on a presidential guard bus in Mohamed V Avenue in Tunis left at least 12 dead and 20 wounded.
Plans were announced at a press conference held in Tunis, which was attended by representatives from Tunis Bay Project Company and the partnering universities involved.
Gulf Finance House, the Bahrain-based financier, has announced that it has signed a joint venture with France's Alliance International Holding which is likely to kick-start the Tunis Bay project.
TUNIS - French philosopher Bernard Henry Levy was not exactly given a hero's welcome since his arrival in Tunis.
The private hybrid Tunisian airline s newly launched Friday service from Tunis is its third global route from the city.
In a meeting in Tunis on Tuesday, the two officials stressed the need to strengthen Tehran-Tunis cultural ties.