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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.
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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
3. (Historical Terms) a native or inhabitant of Mauretania
4. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Mauretania
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