Mauritânia

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Portuguese[edit]

Mauritânia

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Mauretânia (only when referring to the ancient region)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Maurītānia (Berber kingdom in northern Africa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˌmaw.ɾiˈtɐ̃.ni.ɐ/, [ˌmaʊ̯.ɾiˈtɐ̃.ni.ɐ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˌmaw.ɾiˈtɐ.njɐ/, [ˌmaʊ̯.ɾiˈtɐ.njɐ]

  • Hyphenation: Mau‧ri‧tâ‧ni‧a

Proper noun[edit]

Mauritânia f

  1. Mauritania (a country in West Africa)
  2. Mauretania (an ancient kingdom in North Africa)

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