Western Sahara love

Definitions

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

  • A region of northwest Africa on the Atlantic coast. Sparsely settled primarily by Berbers, the region was claimed as a protectorate by Spain in 1884 and established as the province of Spanish Sahara in 1958. Spain ceded the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1976, but resistance by nationalist guerrillas forced Mauritania to renounce its claim to the region (1979). After an inconclusive war, Morocco and the guerrillas agreed to a ceasefire (1991) that left Western Sahara's ultimate fate undecided.

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  • proper noun A territory in northern Africa and a former Spanish colony, now mostly occupied by Morocco, which claims ownership over the territory.

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  • noun an area in northwestern Africa with rich phosphate deposits; under Moroccan control since 1992

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Examples

  • There is small corner of North Africa known as the Western Sahara, about the size of Colorado, rich in fishing and mineral resources and coveted by people who could be cousins, indeed who often are.

    Casablanca Revisited

  • The status of the former Spanish Sahara, now called Western Sahara and occupied by Morocco, is uncertain.

    Canary Current large marine ecosystem

  • "South Africa understands that viability of international law and the credibility of the UN is at stake in the Western Sahara, which is Africa's last colonial question," M'Hamed Khadad told reporters.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Recent activity in Western Sahara, which is believed to contain viable hydrocarbon reserves, has been controversial.

    Energy profile of Morocco

  • Western Sahara, which is close to Algeria, is an OAU member, but its legitimacy is disputed by Morocco.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Morocco will reconsider its policy in Western Sahara, which isolates and weakens it in the international sphere and which is being economically drained and weakened.

    SIXTH SUMMIT CONFERENCE OF THE NONALINED COUNTRI

  • Western Sahara, which is slightly bigger than Britain, has under half a million people known as Sahrawis.

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  • Western Sahara, which is slightly bigger than Britain, has under half a million people known as Sahrawis.

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  • Western Sahara, which is slightly bigger than Britain, has under half a million people.

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  • Western Sahara, which is slightly bigger than Britain, has under half a million people.

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