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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region of northern Africa generally considered to include the modern-day countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and often Sudan.

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  • proper noun The northern part of the continent of Africa.

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  • noun an area of northern Africa between the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea

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  • The Allies had won control of North Africa from the Germans, and were clearly intending to cross the

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  • In France and Belgium, bookings are roughly 20% lower on a year-to-year basis, hit both by a lack of confidence owing to the euro-zone debt crisis and the political turmoil in North Africa, which is a popular holiday destination.

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  • The West considers North Africa, which is just across the Mediterranean from Europe, as vital in the fight against terrorism.

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  • The West considers North Africa, which is just across the Mediterranean from Europe, as vital in the fight against terrorism.

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  • Only 15% are from "Syria and Lebanon," and I'll bet you that all but one of those are Sunni. 10% are from North Africa, which is only about 14 guys.

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  • Only 15% are from "Syria and Lebanon," and I'll bet you that all but one of those are Sunni. 10% are from North Africa, which is only about 14 guys.

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  • "The story of the persecution of the Jews in North Africa during the Second World War is an integral part of the history of the Holocaust in France; the fate of the Jews living in French North Africa was directly connected to the fate of the Jews living in Metropolitan France.

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  • The lord chancellor told the Guardian: We do have one particular interest in the Maghreb the western region of North Africa, which is Lockerbie.

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  • Investors are facing an onslaught of headlines, from inflation to turmoil in North Africa, that is driving them into the arms of gold.

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  • The lord chancellor told the Guardian: We do have one particular interest in the Maghreb the western region of North Africa, which is Lockerbie.

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