Definitions

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

  • A country of northern Africa bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. Settled in ancient times by the Phoenicians and dominated after the 6th century BC by the Carthaginians, the area later fell to the Romans (2nd century BC), Vandals (5th century AD), and Byzantines (6th century) before being conquered by the Arabs in the 7th century. Tunisia was taken over by the Ottoman Turks in the late 16th century and, as one of the Barbary States, was used as a base by pirates raiding ships in the Mediterranean. It became a French protectorate in 1881 and achieved full independence in 1956. Tunis is the capital and the largest city.

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  • proper noun Country in Northern Africa. Official name: Republic of Tunisia.

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  • noun a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956

Etymologies

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Tunis + -ia

Examples

  • CPJ News Alert | TUNISIA: Recently freed journalist is abducted, threatened - "Boukhdhir, who spent eight months in prison for writing articles critical of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, told CPJ that he was abducted Saturday evening as he was heading to an Internet caf eacute; in Sfax, Tunisia rsquo; s second-largest city.

    Jihad Monitor

  • But we do go Boar hunting every year in Tunisia, for 6 days and the only weapon they allow in Tunisia is shotgun, so guess what the guide has for us to use ....

    Bucking Slug Recoil

  • But we do go Boar hunting every year in Tunisia, for 6 days and the only weapon they allow in Tunisia is shotgun, so guess what the guide has for us to use ....

    Bucking Slug Recoil

  • The Ben that appears in Tunisia is from the last episode of the season.

    The Tail Section » Episode 4.9 “The Shape of Things to Come” Afterthoughts

  • The U.S. says the deal signifies its support for what it calls Tunisia's positive economic growth.

    CNN Transcript Feb 21, 2004

  • Business seemed to be picking up, and he was eager to update me on some possible jobs in Tunisia and India — “My Indian clients are always business, business, business and ready, ready, ready.”

    Witness to an Abduction

  • We know that people who turn the wheel end up in Tunisia, an African country close to Egypt and a short journey across the Mediterranean to Italy.

    Top 10 Questions Lost Didn’t Answer » Scene-Stealers

  • Business seemed to be picking up, and he was eager to update me on some possible jobs in Tunisia and India — “My Indian clients are always business, business, business and ready, ready, ready.”

    Witness to an Abduction

  • Because even if this isn't a revolution attributable to new media or WikiLeaks, as some pundits attempted to label Tunisia's remarkable overthrow, it is one in which digital and social media are fundamentally shaping how the outside world sees it.

    Courtney C. Radsch: Repertoires of Repression and the Egypt Street: This Is Not a Facebook, Twitter or Wiki Revolution!

  • Born in Tunisia, he studied at El-Zitouna University, a famous theological institute in Tunis.

    French Imam Teaching Tolerance and Inclusion

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