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

  • A region of northwest Africa comprising the coastlands and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Northwest Africa, the region of Africa north of the Sahara and west of the Nile. The lands of the Maghreb are generally considered to be the coastal plains of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and western Libya.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia


From Arabic مغرب (máğrib, "where the sun sets, the West"), from غرب (ğáraba, "to set, to go down"). (Wiktionary)



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