Mauretania

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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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Mauretania

(ˌmɒrɪˈteɪnɪə)
n
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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Mau•re•ta•ni•a

or Mau•ri•ta•ni•a

(ˌmɔr ɪˈteɪ ni ə)

n.
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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During their occupation of Spain, the Moors (Mauretanians) displayed with considerable credit, the grandeur of African culture and civilisation ...
His Johannis, an epic poem in eight books, treats the campaign conducted against the insurgent Mauretanians by John Troglita, the Byzantine commander, and is the principal source of knowledge of these events.