American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A historical region of northern Africa bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. Originally a Phoenician colony, it was later held by Carthage, Numidia, and Rome (after 46 B.C.). Tripolitania fell to the Vandals in A.D. 435, to the Arabs in the seventh century, and finally to the Ottoman Turks in 1553.
“In the same period in Tripolitania Mussolini annihilated the Moslem population to the tune of 500,000 from an original population of 1,000,000.”
“No one asks "is that why Libya was divided for centuries into an Eastern region called Cyrenaica with its capital at Benghazi and a Western region called Tripolitania with its capital at Tripoli?”
“Very few are in Tripolitania, which is basically just the western coastal strip.”
“There will remain the schism between the provinces of Tripolitania in the west and Cyrenaica in the east.”
“The desert domain that was now his was sparsely populated, made up of three distinct provinces—Tripolitania in the West, Cyrenaica in the East, and Fazzan in the desert to the South.”
“It will require in Libya that 140 tribes be reconciled, that the 300 year old quarrel of East and West, Cyrenaica and Tripolitania, be put aside.”
“Why should Libya not break back into Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and a desert polity of some sort Libya battleground, 23 March?”
“Born on 11 April 145 Septimius Severus was a native of the northern African colony of Lepcis Magna in Tripolitania Libya, the scion of a provincial family whose heads had risen to senatorial rank under the aegis of Trajan.”
“William Eaton, who led the march into Tripolitania, was not technically the consul in Alexandria, but what we would today call a "naval attache.”
“Within three years, the Turks were to drive the Spaniards from Tunis and reduce the area -- as they had already reduced most of Algeria to the west and Tripolitania in the east -- to the status of an Ottoman province.”
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