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North Africa

noun
1.
the northern part of Africa, especially the region north of the tropical rain forest and comprised of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and that part of Egypt west of the Gulf of Suez.
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North African, adjective, noun
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  • He speaks only the official language of North Africa to foreign representatives.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • First, a great blow had been struck at European prestige in North Africa.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • Besides, North Africa largely took care of the feeding of France.

    Fighting France Stephane Lauzanne
  • After the Arab conquest of North Africa the town fell into decay.

  • The other was in North Africa; and here, endless punishment was the prevailing belief on the subject of future destiny.

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British Dictionary definitions for North Africa

North Africa

noun
1.
the part of Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara: consists chiefly of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and N Egypt
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