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North Africa

A region of northern Africa generally considered to include the modern-day countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and often Sudan.

North African adj. & n.

North Africa

n
(Placename) the part of Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara: consists chiefly of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and N Egypt

North′ Af′rica


n.
the northern part of Africa, esp. the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert.
North′ Af′rican, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.North Africa - an area of northern Africa between the Sahara and the Mediterranean SeaNorth Africa - an area of northern Africa between the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea
Numidia - an ancient kingdom (later a Roman province) in North Africa in an area corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria
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
Translations
Severní Afrika
Nordafrika
Pohjois-Afrikka
Sjeverna Afrika
北アフリカ
북아프리카
Nordafrika
อัฟริกาเหนือ
Bắc Phi

North Africa

nAfrique f du NordNorth African
adjnord-africain(e)
nNord-Africain(e) m/f

North Africa

nl'Africa del Nord

North Africa

شِمَالُ أفْرِيقْيَا Severní Afrika Nordafrika Nordafrika Βόρεια Αφρική África del Norte Pohjois-Afrikka Afrique du Nord Sjeverna Afrika Nordafrica 北アフリカ 북아프리카 Noord-Afrika Nord-Afrika Afryka Północna África do Norte, Norte de África северная Африка Nordafrika อัฟริกาเหนือ Kuzey Afrika Bắc Phi 北非
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There is a sad fact that confirms the wagers of the North Africans, in terms of bilateral relations and the resolution of disputes, or in terms of grand strategic objectives that have reached a dead-end.
Despite their proud record, the emergent nationalism and pan-Arabism of the rapidly changing postwar world led many French politicians and generals to oppose sending North Africans to Indochina, where their experience of a national liberation struggle against French colonialism might be detrimental to their future loyalty.
He was born in Algeria just after World War II to a French family of pied-noir (black feet), the French North Africans. His father had fought with the Free French forces during the war and then worked in the French administration.
To the extent that many disaffected young North Africans and Arabs in France have been drawn to a radical Muslim identity, it seems to be the vehicle rather than the cause for their anger.
It occurs most often in Europeans, North Africans, Middle Easterners, and South Asians.
Seven North Africans were arrested last Wednesday in Edinburgh and London.
Despite the efforts of figures like the Arabic-speaking Suzanne Taieb, who combined fieldwork among Tunisian women in hammams with psychiatric observations to argue that North Africans were "different" rather than "inferior," (58) the Algiers School remained hegemonic.
For example, one shows a Western woman sunbathing on a beach where two North Africans covered by veil and djellaba walk; juxtaposed with this image is a black-and-white photograph in which a female immigrant, probably drowned, is laid out in the sand next to a Spanish policeman.
For Africans (and Africanists), North Africans were slavers and proto-imperialists, whose historical experiences diverged from those of sub-Saharan Africa.
-- Many North Africans wanted to leave their countries before unrest in the region prompted thousands to do so this year, according to Gallup surveys in late 2010.
And for the joint organizers, French and North Africans, it was a good exercise in tolerance and honesty.
In terms of customs and temperament, Corsicans, Sicilians, and other groups in Southern Europe are closer to North Africans than they are to Scandinavians and Germans.

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