Definition of Tripolitania in English:


Syllabification: Trip·o·li·ta·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˌtripələˈtānēə, triˌpälə-, -ˈtānyə
A coastal region that surrounds Tripoli in North Africa, in what is now northeastern Libya.


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.



adjective & noun
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  • 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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