mauretanian

mauretanian
I. \\|mȯrə|tānēən, |mär-, -nyən\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: Mauretania, ancient country in northern Africa + English -an, adjective suffix
1. : of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Mauretania
2. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the people of ancient Mauretania
II. noun (-s)
Usage: capitalized
1. : a native or inhabitant of ancient Mauretania
2. : moor

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Mauretanian /mö-ri-tāˈnyən/
adjective
Of or relating to Mauretania, an ancient country in N Africa, corresponding to parts of present-day Algeria and Morocco
noun
A native or inhabitant of Mauretania

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