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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Mr Taieb BACCOUCHE, Secretaire general de l'Union du Maghreb Arabe (UMA), a declare lors de la seance d'ouverture du Symposium international " Integrer le Maghreb : liberer le potentiel economique" que cette reunion etait une occasion d'approfondir les discussions sur les mecanismes de developpement de l'integration economique entre les pays de la region, qui s'avere la plus faible du monde, elle est consideree entre 3 et 5%.
(TAP) - Representatives of universities and scholarly societies from Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania have just signed the "Monastir Call" which serves as a charter for a Maghreb alliance to support university performance.
b2o: an online journal — an online-only, free-to-read, peer-reviewed journal published by the boundary 2 editorial collective — recently published a special issue, "The Maghreb After Orientalism":
Speaker of the House of Representatives (lower house), Habib El Malki, underlined on Friday the importance of fostering dialogue between Morocco and Algeria, noting that the construction of the Maghreb Union is an irreversible strategic choice.
Arabsat announces the joining of BERBERE TV, the window to Berber cultural world and a leading North African commercial broadcaster to the fast-growing premium Satellite TV Platform "Maghreb Bouquet" on Arabsat BADR-5 Satellite.
Summary: The five Maghreb countries have agreed to release a quarter of the capital of the Maghreb Investment and Foreign Trade Bank (BMICE), with an amount of 150 million dollars, said
Il en ressort un contraste entre un Maghreb Oxygene en perte de vitesse et une Afriquia Gaz euphorique.
De nombreux ecrivains algeriens prendront part, les 7 et 8 fevrier prochain, au 21e Salon litteraire Maghreb des livres, a Paris, aux cotes de plus de 120 participants du Maghreb et d'Europe, indiquent les organisateurs.
Summary: King Mohammed VI used his Throne Day speech Wednesday (July 30th) to give another push for Maghreb integration.
Rabat,July 30th, 2014 - HM King Mohammed VI on Wednesday reiterated His resolve to see a strong Maghreb Union built on the firm foundation of solid bilateral relations and integrated economic projects, noting that the situation is such that Maghreb citizens do not understand or accept such a state of affairs.
Among the encouraging results of this inclination is that the United Nations has taken the regional dimension into account, seeing how it would ensure the reopening of the border between the two neighboring countries and consequently support the steps leading towards the activation of the Maghreb Union.
Summary: In an exclusive report for BME, Amor Tahari, International Consultant and Former Deputy Director at the IMF states that for economic development and job creation, financial deepening and integration within the Maghreb Block are essential