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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of northwest Africa bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. The region was settled c. 2000 B.C. by Berber-speaking people and later formed a part of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. Arab invaders in the seventh and eighth centuries introduced Islam and the Arabic language and culture. A French territory from 1848, Algeria gained its independence in 1962 after more than seven years of fighting. Algiers is the capital and the largest city. Population: 33,300,000.

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  • proper n. A country in Northern Africa. Official name: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.

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  • n. a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s

Etymologies

From Arabic الجزائر (al-jazā’ir, "the islands"), plural of جزيرة (jazīra, "island"), referring to the several small islands that once existed in the Bay of Algiers. (Wiktionary)

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  • ALGERIA: -- Algeria aims to build its first commercial nuclear power station by around 2020 and to build another every five years after that, energy minister Chakib Khelil said in February.

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  • WOMEN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA ALGERIA kheddar, cherifa Cherifa Kheddar is the outspoken president and founder of Djazairouna (Our Algeria) Association, which provides support to victims of the Algerian Civil War.

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  • Algeria is right, France should apologize for the May 8, 1945 massacre as well as helping with the mine clearing program in Algeria and I suspect that with a little prodding, France will take action.

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  • The enterprise of France in Algeria is one aspect of that great movement, which urged the great maritime powers in Europe, from the 15th century down, to undertake their great adventures, and which, at the same time, launched Tsarist Russia into the "conquest" of Siberia, the United States into the "conquest" of the West, the Canadians into the "conquest" of the North, and the Brazilians into the development of their fantastic hinterland.

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  • From oil in Algeria to zinc in Gabon to copper in the Congo,

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  • So I presumed myself adequately knowledgable to use the term "blackfoot" to describe European settlers in Algeria that was then considered, by the French at least, a department of France which made all Algerians, whether of European or North African ancestry, French.

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  • I hope my conclusion answers some of your rebuttals regarding France in Algeria and the US in Vietnam. ajay Says:

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  • The BBC reports that China has urged its citizens in Algeria to take extra care, after reports that a militant group might take revenge for the recent deaths of Muslim Uighurs.

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