Maghreb

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From Arabic مغرب (maḡrib, where the sun sets, the West), from غرب (ḡaraba, to set, to go down).

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Maghreb

  1. Northwest Africa, the region of Africa north of the Sahara and west of the Nile. The lands of the Maghreb are generally considered to be the coastal plains of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and western Libya.

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As the name of a region, construed with “the”: the Maghreb.

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