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 (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.
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1. (Historical Terms) an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco
2. (Placename) an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco
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or Mau•ri•ta•ni•a

(ˌmɔr ɪˈteɪ ni ə)

an ancient kingdom in NW Africa: it included the territory that is modern Morocco and part of Algeria.
Mau`re•ta′ni•an, adj., n.
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Mauretania once, and saying to the Captain--Richards--did you know him?--'Now tell me what perils you really dread most for your ship, Captain Richards?' expecting him to say icebergs, or derelicts, or fog, or something of that sort.
On the exploration front, Mauretania continues to show great promise for both open pit and underground development, where recent drilling has delineated shallow, exceptionally high-grade gold in the oxide zone plus deeper high-grade gold in the primary zone.
1586: Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe 1794: French Revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre and 22 other leaders of "the Terror" are guillotined 1858: The first ever aerial photo is taken (from a balloon) by French photographer Nadar 1900: The hamburger is created by Louis Lassing, in Connecticut 1933: The first singing telegram is delivered in New York 1938: The Cunard-White Star liner, Mauretania, is launched at Birkenhead 1954: On the Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando, is released 1959: The UK starts using postal codes 1988: Paddy Ashdown, right, is elected the first leader of the new Social and Liberal Democrat Party, later the Lib Dems 2008: Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier burns down for the second time in 80 years
Antiques Roadshow 8pm Fiona Bruce presents the show from Newcastle's Civic Centre, where artefacts brought in to be valued include an impressive crossbow and a collection of plans for RMS Mauretania.
Born when ocean liners were the only way to travel, John was just 14 when he joined RMS Mauretania as a bellboy, the ship that established Cunard using Southampton as its home port.
The liner, Mauretania, which held the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic, was launched here in 1907.
The newly completed Mauretania sails down the Tyne from Swan Hunter, Wallsend, on the afternoon of October 22 1907
In its move to back the Arab countries decision, Mauretania announced Tuesday that it had severed its relations with Qatar over the same set of concerns.
Photo feature ALGIERS, Dec 2 (KUNNA) -- The Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania, a unique architectural masterpiece built of huge stones that change colors according to seasons and hours per day, is located in Sidi Rachid town of coastal state of Tipaza about 100 km west of the capital.
The Mauretania is one of the vessels that defines the great shipbuilding history and tradition of the River Tyne.
Representatives of Jordan, UAE, Tunisia, Djibouti, KSA, Sudan, Somali, Iraq, Oman, Palestine, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Mauretania, and Yemen partook in the event.