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Tu·nis

 (to͞o′nĭs, tyo͞o′-)
1. A former Barbary state on the northern coast of Africa south and west of the ancient city of Carthage. It was conquered by the Turks in 1574 and later became a French protectorate (1881).
2. The capital and largest city of Tunisia, in the northern part of the country on the Gulf of Tunis, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea. It occupies a site near the ruins of ancient Carthage.
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Tunis

(ˈtjuːnɪs)
n
(Placename) the capital and chief port of Tunisia, in the northeast on the Gulf of Tunis (an inlet of the Mediterranean): dates from Carthaginian times, the ruins of ancient Carthage lying to the northeast; university (1960). Pop: 2 063 000 (2005 est)
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Tu•nis

(ˈtu nɪs, ˈtyu-)

n.
1. the capital of Tunisia, in the NE part. 596,654.
2. one of the former Barbary States in N Africa: constitutes modern Tunisia.
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Noun1.Tunis - the capital and principal port of TunisiaTunis - the capital and principal port of Tunisia
Republic of Tunisia, Tunisia - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956; "southern Tunisia is mostly desert"
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Translations

Tunis

[ˈtjuːnɪs] NTúnez m
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Tunis

[ˈtjuːnɪs] nTunis
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Tunis

[ˈtjuːnɪs] nTunisi f
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We returned to Constantinople, and the following year, seventy-three, it became known that Don John had seized Tunis and taken the kingdom from the Turks, and placed Muley Hamet in possession, putting an end to the hopes which Muley Hamida, the cruelest and bravest Moor in the world, entertained of returning to reign there.
We were then passing between Sicily and the coast of Tunis. In the narrow space between Cape Bon and the Straits of Messina the bottom of the sea rose almost suddenly.
Richardson, Barth, and Overweg, jealously anxious to push their investigations farther, arrived at Tunis and Tripoli, like their predecessors, and got as far as Mourzouk, the capital of Fezzan.
don't let that trouble you," said one of the recruits; "I was a prisoner among the pirates of Tunis three years, and can maneuver a boat like an admiral."
These baskets contained four pyramids of most splendid fruit; there were Sicily pine-apples, pomegranates from Malaga, oranges from the Balearic Isles, peaches from France, and dates from Tunis. The supper consisted of a roast pheasant garnished with Corsican blackbirds; a boar's ham with jelly, a quarter of a kid with tartar sauce, a glorious turbot, and a gigantic lobster.
"It seems the fellow had been caught wandering nearer to the harem of the Bey of Tunis than etiquette permits to one of his color, and he was condemned by the bey to have his tongue cut out, and his hand and head cut off; the tongue the first day, the hand the second, and the head the third.
The Tunisian national rail company, SNCFT, granted a contract to the consortium lead by Alstom for installation of electrical work and signalling on the Tunis-Borj Cedria rail line (southern suburbs of Tunis).
Work are almost completed, the municipality of Tunis announced on its official Facebook page, adding that this project is implemented in partnership with the Governorate of Tunis and the Ali Belhouane association to provide the facility with the necessary equipment.
Il est a noter que les initiateurs de TUNIS RE vont renouveler le contrat a compter 10 juin 2014 afin d'assurer la liquidite des actions TUNIS RE et la regularite de leur cotation.
The Chokri Belaid's heirs defense lawyers committee had appealed the judgment of the Indictment Division of the Tunis Court of Appeal in May 2018, along with the PPDU defence lawyers committee and the Public Prosecutor of the Tunis Court of Appeal.
The opening session of the seminar was chaired by Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Slim Khalbous and French Ambassador in Tunis Olivier Poivre d'Arvor who explained the importance of this project for the qualitative transformation of the academic co-operation between the two countries and the three axes around which this university should be positioned namely excellence, innovation and opening up of the Tunisian University internationally.