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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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I beg you will remove your bandage." It may be supposed, then, Franz did not wait for a repetition of this permission, but took off the handkerchief, and found himself in the presence of a man from thirty-eight to forty years of age, dressed in a Tunisian costume -- that is to say, a red cap with a long blue silk tassel, a vest of black cloth embroidered with gold, pantaloons of deep red, large and full gaiters of the same color, embroidered with gold like the vest, and yellow slippers; he had a splendid cashmere round his waist, and a small sharp and crooked cangiar was passed through his girdle.
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In an apparent attempt to ease Tunisians' discontent, Gargash, the Emirati minister of state, tweeted that the UAE values Tunisian women and their "exemplary empowerment."
The Tunisian participation at the fair will be an opportunity for Tunisians to establish contacts and partnerships with Iraqi businessmen.
Damascus, SANA -- Minister of Justice Najim al-Ahmed warned of the Tunisians who acquired combat capabilities in the fighting in Syria, saying the return of those back to Tunisia could pose a threat to the Tunisian society.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied reports of some Tunisian media that said Iraqi authorities have implemented the death sentence to / 13 / Tunisians on their involvement in terrorist acts in Iraq.
It appears that Tunisians, like the Egyptians before them, have had enough of the Muslim Brotherhood party and want a change in direction in their country.
Female Tunisians could be considered the modern-day equivalent of comfort women as they provide sexual comfort to rebel Syrians.
The Tunisian Revolution whose first spark was the self-immolation of a street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi from the south western town of Sidi Bouzid on December, 17, 2010 swept across the region and inspired other uprisings in the region to be followed by Egypt toppling Hosni on January 25 and Libya on February 18, 2011 that ousted Muammar Gaddafi Ordinary Tunisians, people from civil society accompanied by their children, and representatives of political parties trickled to the symbolic Avenue Habib Bourguiba to mark the occasion.