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Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as UsefulNotes/{{Mali}}, UsefulNotes/{{Senegal}}, UsefulNotes/{{Algeria}}, and [[UsefulNotes/ThatDryPatchOfLandUnrecognized Western Sahara]]. It was named after the ancient [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kingdom of Mauretania]], which was actually located to the north in present-day UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}}. After the Arab conquest of North Africa, control of the area passed back and forth between various Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African kingdoms until it was gradually incorporated into the French Empire in the late 19th century. The country achieved independence in late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.

Mauritania is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. This is because more than 75% of the country is desert and less than 1% of the land is suitable for agriculture. Due to climate change and human activities (deforestation, overgrazing, etc.), it's also getting bigger by the year.

The country is infamous for being one of the last nations on Earth to abolish slavery - but roughly 20% of the population are still illegally enslaved, and a solid half of the free Mauritanians live below the poverty line (20% live on less US$1.25 per day). As if illegal slavery and poverty aren't enough, [[MadeASlave human trafficking, child labour]], and [[BodyHorror female genital mutilation]] are also major human rights issues.

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Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as UsefulNotes/{{Mali}}, UsefulNotes/{{Senegal}}, UsefulNotes/{{Algeria}}, and [[UsefulNotes/ThatDryPatchOfLandUnrecognized Western Sahara]]. It was named after the ancient [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kingdom of Mauretania]], which was actually located to the north in present-day UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}}. While geographically West African, the country is ethnically and culturally closer to North Africa. It mainly speaks an Arabic variety (Hassaniya Arabic) and is part of the Arab League.

After the Arab conquest of North Africa, control of the area passed back and forth between various Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African kingdoms until it was gradually incorporated into the French Empire in the late 19th century. The country achieved independence in late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.

Mauritania is has less than 4 million people spread over 1 million km2 of area, making it one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. This is because more than 75% of the country is desert and less than 1% of the land is suitable for agriculture. Due to climate change and human activities (deforestation, overgrazing, etc.), it's also the desert is getting bigger by the year.

The country is infamous for being one of the last nations on Earth to abolish slavery - but roughly 20% 2% of the population are still illegally enslaved, and a solid half of the free Mauritanians live below the global poverty line (20% index (6% live on less than US$1.25 per 90 a day). As if illegal slavery and poverty aren't enough, [[MadeASlave human trafficking, child labour]], and [[BodyHorror female genital mutilation]] are also major human rights issues.


Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Mali, Senegal, Algeria, and Western Sahara. It was named after the ancient [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kingdom of Mauretania]], which was actually located to the north in present-day UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}}. After the Arab conquest of North Africa, control of the area passed back and forth between various Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African kingdoms until it was gradually incorporated into the French Empire in the late 19th century. The country achieved independence in late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.

Mauritania is well known for being one of the last nations on Earth to abolish slavery - but roughly 20% of the population are still illegally enslaved, and a solid half of the free Mauritanians live below the poverty line (20% live on less US$1.25 per day).
Mauritania is also one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. And as if illegal slavery and poverty wasn't enough, [[MadeASlave human trafficking, child labour]], and [[BodyHorror female genital mutilation]] are also major human rights issues.

Mauritania would be better, if not for the sheer fact that the government got thrown out the door in early August 2008, during a military coup d'état ran by the country's current president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (known for being a leading figure for a coup in August 2005). He eventually won the elections in July 2009 (which he ran for since ''April''). And well, he's been president since.

There's really nothing much in Mauritania[[note]] (although [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinguetti_oil_field the offshore oil reserves that were discovered]] could make things interesting)[[/note]], aside from its huge issues that it really '''really''' needs to solve. And well... it can't.

Also, note that many Mauritanian names have the 'Ould' in their names. That means ''[[{{UsefulNotes/Patronymic}} son of]]'' in the Mauritanian Arabic dialect. Though the word now functions basically the same way as 'Mac' or 'O' in Irish and Scottish surnames.

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Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Mali, Senegal, Algeria, UsefulNotes/{{Mali}}, UsefulNotes/{{Senegal}}, UsefulNotes/{{Algeria}}, and [[UsefulNotes/ThatDryPatchOfLandUnrecognized Western Sahara.Sahara]]. It was named after the ancient [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kingdom of Mauretania]], which was actually located to the north in present-day UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}}. After the Arab conquest of North Africa, control of the area passed back and forth between various Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African kingdoms until it was gradually incorporated into the French Empire in the late 19th century. The country achieved independence in late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.

Mauritania is well known one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. This is because more than 75% of the country is desert and less than 1% of the land is suitable for agriculture. Due to climate change and human activities (deforestation, overgrazing, etc.), it's also getting bigger by the year.

The country is infamous
for being one of the last nations on Earth to abolish slavery - but roughly 20% of the population are still illegally enslaved, and a solid half of the free Mauritanians live below the poverty line (20% live on less US$1.25 per day).
Mauritania is also one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. And as
day). As if illegal slavery and poverty wasn't aren't enough, [[MadeASlave human trafficking, child labour]], and [[BodyHorror female genital mutilation]] are also major human rights issues.

Mauritania would be better, if not for the sheer fact that the government got thrown out country has a very tumultuous political history since independence, with a dictatorship that lasted 11 years, followed by a 28-year-long military junta rule. Just when the door country was getting its act together in early August 2008, during a 2007, another military coup d'état ran by the country's current president, followed a year later, which placed Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (known for being a leading figure for a coup in August 2005).2005) as president. He eventually won the elections in July 2009 (which he ran for since ''April''). And well, he's been Ould Abdel Aziz was an ally of the West during the recent Islamist insurgency plaguing West Africa and, to his credit, was largely responsible for keeping the country safe from insurgents, as what is currently happening in neighboring Mali. After two terms, he announced that he would not run for president since.

There's really nothing much in Mauritania[[note]] (although [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinguetti_oil_field
again, paving the offshore oil reserves that were discovered]] could make things interesting)[[/note]], aside from its huge issues that it really '''really''' needs to solve. And well... it can't.

way for the first peaceful transfer of power since the country's independence in 2019. The president elected, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, was handpicked by Ould Abdel Aziz, however.

Also, note that many Mauritanian names have the 'Ould' ''Ould'' in their names. That means ''[[{{UsefulNotes/Patronymic}} "[[{{UsefulNotes/Patronymic}} son of]]'' of]]" in the Mauritanian Hassaniya Arabic dialect. Though and is the word now functions basically the same way as 'Mac' or 'O' equivalent of ''Bin/Ibn'' in Irish and Scottish surnames.Eastern Arabic.


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->The green field and the crescent-and-star pattern are common Islamic symbols, though this flag leans more on the Pan-African colors, as both the crescent and star are colored gold, symbolizing the Sahara Desert.

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->The ->This flag replaced the old flag from 1959 in August 15th, 2017, adding two red bars to the top and bottom of it. The green field and the crescent-and-star pattern are common Islamic symbols, though this flag leans more on the Pan-African colors, as both the crescent and star are colored gold, symbolizing the Sahara Desert.Desert, and the two red stripes represent the efforts and sacrifices that the people of Mauritania will keep consenting, to the price of their blood, to defend their territory.


Also, note that many Mauritanian names have the 'Ould' in their names. That means ''[[{{Patronymic}} son of]]'' in the Mauritanian Arabic dialect. Though the word now functions basically the same way as 'Mac' or 'O' in Irish and Scottish surnames.

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Also, note that many Mauritanian names have the 'Ould' in their names. That means ''[[{{Patronymic}} ''[[{{UsefulNotes/Patronymic}} son of]]'' in the Mauritanian Arabic dialect. Though the word now functions basically the same way as 'Mac' or 'O' in Irish and Scottish surnames.

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!!Mauritanian media

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* ''Film/{{Timbuktu}}'' (2014) is the first film from Mauritania to ever get an Oscar nomination for [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestForeignLanguageFilm Foreign Language Film]]. (Timbuktu is actually in UsefulNotes/{{Mali}}.)

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Mauritania is also one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. And as if illegal slavery and poverty wasn't enough, human trafficking, child labour, and female genital mutilation are also major human rights issues.

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Mauritania is also one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. And as if illegal slavery and poverty wasn't enough, [[MadeASlave human trafficking, child labour, labour]], and [[BodyHorror female genital mutilation mutilation]] are also major human rights issues.


There's really nothing much in Mauritania[[note]] (although [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinguetti_oil_field the offshore oil reserves discovered recently]] could make things interesting)[[/note]], aside from its huge issues that it really '''really''' needs to solve. And well... it can't.

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There's really nothing much in Mauritania[[note]] (although [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinguetti_oil_field the offshore oil reserves discovered recently]] that were discovered]] could make things interesting)[[/note]], aside from its huge issues that it really '''really''' needs to solve. And well... it can't.


Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Mali, Senegal, Algeria, and Western Sahara. It was named after the ancient [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kingdom of Mauretania]], which was actually located to the north in present-day UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}}. After the Arab conquest of North Africa, the land passed back and forth between Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African control until it was gradually incorporated into the French Empire in the late 19th century. The country achieved independence in late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.

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Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Mali, Senegal, Algeria, and Western Sahara. It was named after the ancient [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kingdom of Mauretania]], which was actually located to the north in present-day UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}}. After the Arab conquest of North Africa, control of the land area passed back and forth between various Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African control kingdoms until it was gradually incorporated into the French Empire in the late 19th century. The country achieved independence in late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.


Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Mali, Senegal, Algeria, and Western Sahara. It was named after the ancient [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kingdom of Mauretania]], which was actually located to the north in present-day UsefulNotes/Morocco. After the Arab conquest of North Africa, the land passed back and forth between Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African control until it was gradually incorporated into the French Empire in the late 19th century. The country achieved independence in late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.

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Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Mali, Senegal, Algeria, and Western Sahara. It was named after the ancient [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kingdom of Mauretania]], which was actually located to the north in present-day UsefulNotes/Morocco.UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}}. After the Arab conquest of North Africa, the land passed back and forth between Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African control until it was gradually incorporated into the French Empire in the late 19th century. The country achieved independence in late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.


Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Mali, Senegal, Algeria, and Western Sahara. It was named after the ancient [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kingdom of Mauretania]], which was actually located to the north in present-day [[UsefulNotes/Morocco]]. After the Arab conquest of North Africa, the land passed back and forth between Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African control until it was gradually incorporated into the French Empire in the late 19th century. The country achieved independence in late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.

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Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Mali, Senegal, Algeria, and Western Sahara. It was named after the ancient [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kingdom of Mauretania]], which was actually located to the north in present-day [[UsefulNotes/Morocco]].UsefulNotes/Morocco. After the Arab conquest of North Africa, the land passed back and forth between Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African control until it was gradually incorporated into the French Empire in the late 19th century. The country achieved independence in late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.


Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Mali, Senegal, Algeria, and Western Sahara. It officially achieved independence from France on Late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.

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Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Mali, Senegal, Algeria, and Western Sahara. It officially was named after the ancient [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kingdom of Mauretania]], which was actually located to the north in present-day [[UsefulNotes/Morocco]]. After the Arab conquest of North Africa, the land passed back and forth between Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African control until it was gradually incorporated into the French Empire in the late 19th century. The country achieved independence from France on Late in late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.


Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Mali, Senegal, Algeria, and Western Sahara. It officially achieved independence from France on Late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott.

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Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā'', '''Berber:''' ''Muritanya or Agawej'', '''Wolof:''' ''Gànnaar'', '''Soninke:''' ''Murutaane'', '''Pulaar:''' ''Moritani''), officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ('''Arabic:''' ''الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah'', '''Berber:''' ''Tagduda Tislamant n Muritanya ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵜⵉⵙⵍⴰⵎⴰⵏⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⵉⵜⴰⵏⵢⴰ'', '''French:''' ''République Islamique de Mauritanie'', '''Wolof:''' ''Republik bu Lislaamu bu Gànnaar''), is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Mali, Senegal, Algeria, and Western Sahara. It officially achieved independence from France on Late 1960. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott.
Nouakchott, and its prime exports are minerals (especially iron) and fish.



There's really nothing much in Mauritania, aside from it's huge issues it really '''really''' needs to solve. And well... it can't.

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There's really nothing much in Mauritania, Mauritania[[note]] (although [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinguetti_oil_field the offshore oil reserves discovered recently]] could make things interesting)[[/note]], aside from it's its huge issues that it really '''really''' needs to solve. And well... it can't.

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