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Tunisia

Tu·ni·sia

 (to͞o-nē′zhə, -shə, tyo͞o-)
A country of northern Africa bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. Settled in ancient times by the Phoenicians and dominated after the 6th century bc by the Carthaginians, the area later fell to the Romans (2nd century bc), Vandals (5th century ad), and Byzantines (6th century) before being conquered by the Arabs in the 7th century. Tunisia was taken over by the Ottoman Turks in the late 16th century and, as one of the Barbary States, was used as a base by pirates raiding ships in the Mediterranean. It became a French protectorate in 1881 and achieved full independence in 1956. Tunis is the capital and the largest city.
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Tunisia

(tjuːˈnɪzɪə; -ˈnɪsɪə)
n
(Placename) a republic in N Africa, on the Mediterranean: settled by the Phoenicians in the 12th century bc; made a French protectorate in 1881 and gained independence in 1955. It consists chiefly of the Sahara in the south, a central plateau, and the Atlas Mountains in the north. Exports include textiles, petroleum, and phosphates. Official language: Arabic; French is also widely spoken. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: dinar. Capital: Tunis. Pop: 10 835 873 (2013 est). Area: 164 150 sq km (63 380 sq miles)
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Tu•ni•sia

(tuˈni ʒə, -ʃə, -ˈnɪʒ ə, -ˈnɪʃ ə, tyu-)

n.
a republic in N Africa, on the Mediterranean: a French protectorate until 1956. 9,513,603. 63,379 sq. mi. (164,150 sq. km). Cap.: Tunis.
Tu•ni′sian, adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tunisia - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coastTunisia - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956; "southern Tunisia is mostly desert"
battle of Zama, Zama - the battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic War
Arab League - an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
Maghreb, Mahgrib - the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia
capital of Tunisia, Tunis - the capital and principal port of Tunisia
Ariana - city in Tunisia
Ehadhamen - city in Tunisia
Gafsa - a city in west central Tunisia
Safaqis, Sfax - the second largest city in Tunisia; located in eastern Tunisia near a phosphate region
Sousse, Susa, Susah - a port city in eastern Tunisia on the Mediterranean
Atlas Mountains - a mountain range in northern Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara Desert; extends from southwestern Morocco to northern Tunisia
Tunisian - a native or inhabitant of Tunisia
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Translations
Tunisko
Tunesien
Tunisia
Tunis
Tunézia
Túnis
チュニジア
튀니지
Tunisia
Tunizija
Tunisien
ประเทศตูนีเซีย
nước Tunisia

Tunisia

[tjuːˈnɪzɪə] NTúnez m
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Tunisia

[tjuːˈnɪziə] nTunisie f
in Tunisia → en Tunisie
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Tunisia

nTunesien nt
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Tunisia

[tjuːˈnɪzɪə] nla Tunisia
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Tunisia

تُونُس Tunisko Tunesien Tunesien Τυνησία Túnez Tunisia Tunisie Tunis Tunisia チュニジア 튀니지 Tunesië Tunisia Tunezja Tunísia Тунис Tunisien ประเทศตูนีเซีย Tunus nước Tunisia 突尼斯
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