Definitions

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

  • A country of northern Africa bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. Settled in ancient times by the Phoenicians and dominated after the 6th century B.C. by the Carthaginians, the area later fell to the Romans (2nd century B.C.), Vandals (5th century A.D.), and Byzantines (6th century) before being conquered by the Arabs in the 7th century. Tunisia was taken over by the Ottoman Turks in the late 16th century and, as one of the Barbary States, was used as a base by pirates raiding ships in the Mediterranean. It became a French protectorate in 1881 and achieved full independence in 1956. Tunis is the capital and the largest city. Population: 10,300,000.

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  • proper n. Country in Northern Africa. Official name: Republic of Tunisia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956

Etymologies

Tunis + -ia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • CPJ News Alert | TUNISIA: Recently freed journalist is abducted, threatened - "Boukhdhir, who spent eight months in prison for writing articles critical of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, told CPJ that he was abducted Saturday evening as he was heading to an Internet caf eacute; in Sfax, Tunisia rsquo; s second-largest city.

    Jihad Monitor

  • But we do go Boar hunting every year in Tunisia, for 6 days and the only weapon they allow in Tunisia is shotgun, so guess what the guide has for us to use ....

    Bucking Slug Recoil

  • The Ben that appears in Tunisia is from the last episode of the season.

    The Tail Section » Episode 4.9 “The Shape of Things to Come” Afterthoughts

  • The U.S. says the deal signifies its support for what it calls Tunisia's positive economic growth.

    CNN Transcript Feb 21, 2004

  • Because even if this isn't a revolution attributable to new media or WikiLeaks, as some pundits attempted to label Tunisia's remarkable overthrow, it is one in which digital and social media are fundamentally shaping how the outside world sees it.

    Courtney C. Radsch: Repertoires of Repression and the Egypt Street: This Is Not a Facebook, Twitter or Wiki Revolution!

  • Born in Tunisia, he studied at El-Zitouna University, a famous theological institute in Tunis.

    French Imam Teaching Tolerance and Inclusion

  • We know that people who turn the wheel end up in Tunisia, an African country close to Egypt and a short journey across the Mediterranean to Italy.

    Top 10 Questions Lost Didn’t Answer » Scene-Stealers

  • Business seemed to be picking up, and he was eager to update me on some possible jobs in Tunisia and India — “My Indian clients are always business, business, business and ready, ready, ready.”

    Witness to an Abduction

  • Implementing what it calls its Africa Project, Havas this year opened an agency in Tunisia, its second-largest on the continent after South Africa, as well as smaller offices in Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Senegal, working for clients such as cosmetics giant L'Or é al SA and carmaker Hyundai Corp.

    Global Ad Agencies Flocking to Africa

  • Total oil and gas production was 56.4 million barrels — a slight decline of 0.4% year-to-year as higher U.S. production and higher output from the Hasdrubal field in Tunisia were offset by the biennial planned maintenance shutdown of the Karachaganak field in Kazakhstan and the unplanned shutdown of the Panna/Mukta field in India.

    LNG Business Lifts BG Group's Profit

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