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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.
Related forms
North African, adjective, noun
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  • Something hit him a smashing blow on the side of his head, and the entire north african sky blew up in a thunderous roar of sound!

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen
  • He pursued it on the north african coast, where he had been sent on a mission by the Government.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • It is an introduction to the glories of Rivieran vegetation, and a faint echo of the magnificent tones of the north african flora.

    The Mediterranean T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • It could be almost anybody with an iron in the north african fire.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The county bishops are jealous of the metropolitan, and he is jealous of the north african bishops, and quite right he is.

    Hypatia Charles Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for north african

North African

adjective
1.
of or relating to North Africa or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of 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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