Nouakchott

Nouakchott

[nwahk-shot]
noun
a city in and the capital of Mauritania, on the W coast.
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Mauritania

[mawr-i-tey-nee-uh]
noun
1.
Official name Islamic Republic of Mauritania. a republic in W Africa, largely in the Sahara Desert: formerly a French colony; a member of the French community 1958–66; independent 1960. 418,120 sq. mi. (1,082,931 sq. km). Capital: Nouakchott.

Mauritanian, adjective, noun
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Mauritania (ˌmɒrɪˈteɪnɪə)
 
n
Official name: Islamic Republic of Mauritania a republic in NW Africa, on the Atlantic: established as a French protectorate in 1903 and a colony in 1920; gained independence in 1960; lies in the Sahara; contains rich resources of iron ore. Official language: Arabic; Fulani, Soninke, Wolof, and French are also spoken. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: ouguiya. Capital: Nouakchott. Pop: 2 980 000 (2004 est). Area: 1 030 700 sq km (398 000 sq miles)

Nouakchott (French nwakʃɔt)
 
n
the capital of Mauritania, near the Atlantic coast: replaced St Louis as capital in 1957; situated on important caravan routes. Pop: 559 000 (2002 est)

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