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Al·giers

 (ăl-jîrz′)
The capital and largest city of Algeria, in the northern part of the country on the Mediterranean Sea. An ancient North African port, Algiers was captured by French forces in 1830 and was later a pivotal center of the struggle for Algerian independence.

Algiers

(ælˈdʒɪəz)
n
(Placename) the capital of Algeria, an ancient port on the Mediterranean; until 1830 a centre of piracy. Pop: 3 260 000 (2005 est). Arabic name: Al-Jezair French name: Alger

Al•giers

(ælˈdʒɪərz)

n.
1. the capital of Algeria, in the N part. 1,839,000.
2. one of the former Barbary States: now Algeria.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Algiers - an ancient port on the MediterraneanAlgiers - an ancient port on the Mediterranean; the capital and largest city of Algeria
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
Translations
Алжир
Alžír
Algier
Alger
Alžir
Algír
Algiers
Algeria
Alžyras
Algier
Alger
Alžír
Alger

Algiers

[ælˈdʒɪəz] NArgel m

Algiers

[ælˈdʒɪərz] nAlger

Algiers

nAlgier nt

Algiers

[ælˈdʒɪəz] nAlgeri fsg
References in periodicals archive ?
Zelin, "New audio message from Katibat al-Ansar: "Statement from the Mujahidin: Bay'ah to the Caliph of the Muslims Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Joining The Islamic State's Wilayat al-Jaza'ir," Jihadology, September 5, 2015; "AQIM Division Pledges Allegiance to IS Leader Baghdadi in Video," SITE Intelligence Group, September 22, 2015.
An example of an Arabic academic study of this kind is a work on nineteenth-century French colonial missions in Algeria by Khadija Biqtash, al-Haraka al-tabshiriyya al-faransiyya fi al-Jaza'ir, 1830-1871 (The French Evangelical Movement in Algeria, 1830-1871) (Algiers: Matba'at Dahlab, 1992).
The first sign of this occurred in late May 2015 when the province directed a message to its brothers in Algeria, calling for individuals to join Wilayat al-Jaza'ir.