Morocco

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Morocco
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Earlier spelling Marocco, from Spanish Marruecos or Portuguese Marrocos, from Medieval Latin Marrochium, from former capital Marrakech (whence English Marrakech).[1] (Compare Persian and Urdu, which refer to Morocco as مراکش (marâkeš), and Middle Eastern Arabic, which used مراكش (marraakush) until recently; Turkish refers to Morocco as Fas, from Fas (Fez), another capital.) Marrakech is in turn from Berber Murt n Akush (Land of God).

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Morocco

  1. A coastal country in North-western Africa. Official name: Kingdom of Morocco.

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  1. ^ Regions of Morocco, statoids.com, accessed 2007-09-07