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 (tăn-jîr′) also Tan·giers (-jîrz′)
A city of northern Morocco at the west end of the Strait of Gibraltar. Founded by the Phoenicians and later controlled by a variety of powers, including Portugal and Great Britain, it was administered as part of an international zone from 1923 until 1956.
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Noun1.Tangiers - a city of northern Morocco at the west end of the Strait of GibraltarTangiers - a city of northern Morocco at the west end of the Strait of Gibraltar; "the first tangerines were shipped from Tangier to Europe in 1841"
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
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At length he entered Tangiers, and on the 28th of September sailed for Toulon.
Tangier! A tribe of stalwart Moors are wading into the sea to carry us ashore on their backs from the small boats.
We form rather more than half the list of white passengers on board a small steamer bound for the venerable Moorish town of Tangier, Africa.
There is an English garrison at Gibraltar of 6,000 or 7,000 men, and so uniforms of flaming red are plenty; and red and blue, and undress costumes of snowy white, and also the queer uniform of the bare-kneed Highlander; and one sees soft-eyed Spanish girls from San Roque, and veiled Moorish beauties (I suppose they are beauties) from Tarifa, and turbaned, sashed, and trousered Moorish merchants from Fez, and long- robed, bare-legged, ragged Muhammadan vagabonds from Tetuan and Tangier, some brown, some yellow and some as black as virgin ink--and Jews from all around, in gabardine, skullcap, and slippers, just as they are in pictures and theaters, and just as they were three thousand years ago, no doubt.
This compact but powerful graphic novel details one young man's journey from his home in West Africa toward what he hopes will be a new life in Europe, only to find himself stranded in Tangiers. Artist Faustin Titi's sensitive line and watercolor finishes bring Eyoum Ngangue's scenes to life and personalize this eternal story that offers a glimpse into the life of so many African refugees.
Summary: A multi-sectoral Belgian economic mission visited Monday in Tangiers to be updated on business and investment potential in the city as well
Summary: The drilling of Portuguese independent Galp Energia's TAO-1 exploration well, offshore Morocco, is proceeding according to plan with no major operational issues so far occurring, its partner Tangiers Petroleum reported Monday.
Summary: With ultramodern port, high-speed train and biggest car plant in North Africa, Tangiers is looking to profit from its strategic location.
TANGIERS (Morocco) (TAP) -Tunisia's volleyball team will play in group A along with host country Morocco, Cameroon and Botswana at round 1 of the 18 African Nations' Championship held September 23-29 in Tangiers.
ADFD said the high speed railway project will connect the cities of Casablanca and Tangiers.
The EIB had contributed to the expansion of Tangiers Med I, with funding of 40 m illion euros for the acquisition of the handling equipment.
The Tangiers based CAFRAD is a pan-African inter-governmental organization that aspires to act as a centre of expertise and support to governments and related bodies for capacity development, administrative and governance reforms, and service delivery to populations, and as a regional focal point promoting and coordinating a network of governmental and scientific institutions and working in partnership and synergy with them for the improvement of public administration and governance in African countries.