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1.
A country in north west Africa inhabited by Arabs, moors, and black people. Mauritanians are the coolest and most friendly people you would ever meet.
Person 1: Dude that guy's so funky
Person 2: yea, he's from Mauritania
by Shekato June 11, 2012
 
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mauritania is a former french colony in africa that has turned into a pretty disasterous country. it's history is summed up in the bloody battle between the moorish islamic minority and the black christian/amenist minority. ruled for years as a one party state, it had a decade long experiment with democracy, before a 2005 coup turned this into a military junta.
mauritania has more iron ore than anybody in the world.
by Ben E. Hama February 01, 2007