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

  • A former Spanish possession on the Atlantic coast of southwest Morocco. It was ceded to Spain in 1860, but overseas control was nominal until 1934. Ifni was returned to Morocco in 1969.


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  • Ifni, formerly a Spanish-held enclave on the Atlantic coast, was ceded to Morocco in 1969.


  • For months at a time mists shroud Sidi Ifni, where little disrupts the quiet except the occasional chug of fi shing boats.

    Going Coastal

  • Ifni belonged to Spain until 1969, when besieging Moroccan troops forced Madrid to return it.

    Going Coastal

  • I followed the promenade from Place Hassan II in the town center down to the tomb of the marabout, or Sufi saint, who is said to have given Sidi Ifni its name.

    Going Coastal

  • The book said he collected pictures of colonial-era Sidi Ifni.

    Going Coastal

  • During the day, stop by the Café El Manzeh on the Boulevard Mohammed V, one of many small cafés in the town centers of Azemmour and Sidi Ifni.

    Morocco: Where to Stay and What to Eat

  • Still farther south, at the edge of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, is Sidi Ifni, probably the friendliest and most peaceful inhabited place in all Morocco.

    Going Coastal

  • Ifni (region; former name of Morocco 29 22 N 10 09 W part of Spanish West Africa)

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • We won Rabat, Casablanca, Tangier, Kenitra, Sale, Beni Mellal and Sidi Ifni to cite just a few.

    The Guardian World News

  • We won Rabat, Casablanca, Tangier, Kenitra, Sale, Beni Mellal and Sidi Ifni to cite just a few, Lahcen Daodi, second in command of the moderate Islamist party, told Reuters.

    Reuters: Press Release


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