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Río de Oro

[ree-aw th e aw-raw] /ˈri ɔ ðɛ ˈɔ rɔ/
noun
1.
Western Sahara.
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  • To begin with, he indicated the richness of the rio de oro belt and its hinterland.

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  • France claims the hinterland, the coast south of rio de oro and some territory north.

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  • Then she'll steam south to pick up goods at rio de oro, and my agent must go inland with an interpreter to meet the tribesmen.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck Harold Bindloss
  • A few maps occupied the wall, and Kit began to study one of the rio de oro belt.

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British Dictionary definitions for rio de oro

Río de Oro

/Spanish ˈrio ðe ˈoro/
noun
1.
a former region of W Africa: comprised the S part of the Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara)
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