Mauretania[môr′ə tā′nē ə, -tān′yə]
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ancient country & Roman province in NW Africa, including areas now in NE Morocco & W Algeria
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An ancient district of the Roman Empire in present-day Morocco and Algeria. Settled by a Berber people, it was ruled by Rome from c. 100 B.C. to the fifth century A.D.
- Mauˌre·taˈni·an adjective & n.