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Tripolitania Line breaks: Trip¦oli|tania
Pronunciation: /ˌtrɪpəlɪˈteɪnɪə/

Definition of Tripolitania in English:

A coastal region surrounding Tripoli in North Africa, in what is now NE Libya.


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.


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

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