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Tripolitania

Syllabification: Trip·o·li·ta·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˌtripələˈtānēə, triˌpälə-, -ˈtānyə
 
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Definition of Tripolitania in English:

Origin

based on Latin tripolis 'three cities', referring to the Phoenician cities, Oea (now Tripoli), Leptis Magna, and Sabratha, established here in the 7th century bc.

Derivatives

Tripolitanian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • In 1803 the Tripolitanians captured the US ship Philadelphia.
  • The cultural singularity of the Tripolitanian cities, well known to specialists if not generally, provides the essential background against which the events of the Apology must be assessed.
  • The capital of Libya, Tripoli, is an oasis on the Tripolitanian coast and its inhabitants rely on aquifers to meet most of their water requirements.

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