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Algeria

Syllabification: Al·ge·ri·a
Pronunciation: /ˌalˈjirēə
 
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Definition of Algeria in English:

A republic in northwestern Africa, on the Mediterranean coast; population 34,178,200 (est. 2009); capital, Algiers; official language, Arabic.

Algeria was colonized by France in the mid 19th century and was for a time closely integrated with metropolitan France. Following civil war in the 1950s, it achieved independence in 1962. A brief period of multiparty democracy was ended by a military takeover in 1992 after the fundamentalist Islamic Salvation Front had won the first round of the national elections. This prompted a low-level civil war until 2000 when the Islamic Salvation Army, the armed segment of the Islamic Salvation Front, was dissolved

Derivatives

Algerian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Six are known to be Algerians, aged between 17 and 33.
  • If you are a spice and chile lover following historical trade routes and trails of influences you will love Algerian cuisine.
  • He is responsible for the Algerian legal database.

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