from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region of northern Africa bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. Originally a Phoenician colony, it was later held by Carthage, Numidia, and Rome (after 46 B.C.). Tripolitania fell to the Vandals in A.D. 435, to the Arabs in the seventh century, and finally to the Ottoman Turks in 1553.

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  • proper n. A historic region of western Libya, centered around the coastal city of Tripoli.


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