from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A former Barbary state on the northern coast of Africa south and west of the ancient city of Carthage. It was conquered by the Turks in 1575 and later became a French protectorate (1881).
- The capital and largest city of Tunisia, in the northern part of the country on the Gulf of Tunis, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea. It occupies a site near the ruins of ancient Carthage. Population: 728,000.
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- proper n. The capital of Tunisia.
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- n. the capital and principal port of Tunisia
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TUNIS - Newly-elected President Nelson Mandela will attend the African summit in Tunis in June, when South Africa will make its debut as a participant, Tunisian officials said.
TUNIS - African leaders opened their annual summit in Tunis with the continuing bloodbath in Rwanda certain to dominate discussions.
Tunis& Tunis: Ajwr*iy: Do thionfgnadar a ttunis, they began their jourmy.
We have a friend who grew up in Tunis who always told us he had never been as cold in Paris as he had been in Tunis.
• September 2008: Two soldiers were shot in Tunis, Iraq; a member of their unit was charged.
In one neighborhood I was at in a place called Tunis (ph), there were hardly any voters in the early morning hours.
This zoological garden also possesses a fine ram from the interior of Tunis, which is similar in shape to the Haussa ram, but has shorter horns and a heavier mane.
Tunes, now called Tunis, was but ten or fifteen miles away, but it also was of less importance.
There had been an appeal in her countenance that called Tunis more and more as he dreamed about her.
The island belongs to the regency of Tunis, which is under French protectorate.