Mauritania (Arabic: موريتانيا, Mūrītānyā, French: Mauritanie; Berber: Agawej or Cengit; Pulaar: 𞤃𞤮𞤪𞤭𞤼𞤢𞤲𞤭 Moritani; Wolof: Gànnaar; Soninke:), officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (Arabic: الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية), is a country and sovereign state in Northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest. Mauritania is the eleventh largest country in Africa, and 90 percent of its territory is situated in the Sahara.



DW: Deutsche Welle · 2 June 2015 French

At the center of this magazine: The persistence of slavery in Mauritania, despite its prohibition by law. Listen to the interview with Birham Ould dah ould Abeid. Au centre de ce magazine: la persistance


located in both Mauritania and Senegal. People travel across the borders frequently and some have farms on both sides. Malick Sy is a farmer who lives in Senegal, but has his fields in Mauritania.

Cartography Associates · 1967 English

Fourteen small maps and graphics depicting relief types, population, employment, livestock, electricity, mining, industrial goods, agriculture, power, Suez Canal traffic, and foreign trade. This is the English edition of the …

BL: British Library · 18 June 2019 English

This is a traditional verse that praises a tribe from the south of Mauritania. It is performed in the mode lebteit.


finery. The black turban and white gown worn by the man in the foreground identify him as being from Mauritania. The person in the background is selling religious pictures.

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