Definition of Algeria
1. Noun. A republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s.
Geographical relationships: Armed Islamic Group, Gia, Gspc, Salafast Group For Call And Combat, Salafist Group
Group relationships: Arab League, Opec, Organization Of Petroleum-exporting Countries
Group relationships: Maghreb, Mahgrib
Generic synonyms: African Country, African Nation
Terms within: Algerian Capital, Algiers, Annaba, Batna, Blida, Oran, Constantine, Djanet, Hippo, Hippo Regius, Reggane, Timgad, Timimoun, Atlas Mountains
Member holonyms: Algerian
Derivative terms: Algerian
Definition of Algeria
1. Proper noun. A country in Northern Africa. Official name: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Algeria
1. A country in northern africa between morocco and libya. Its capital is algiers. It was known to the romans as numidia. From 430 a.d. Until 1942 it was successively in the hands of the vandals, the eastern roman empire, the arabs, the ottoman empire, and the french, and gained independence in 1962. The country took its name from its capital, from the arabic al (the) + jaza'ir (islands), with reference to four islands lying off the coast at algiers but joined to the mainland by 1525. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Algeria
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Edward Aloysius Pace (1922)
"Candi- aid to the clergy of algeria would have resulted Brothers for the United States, and the training after ten years. In 1917 the suppression of all ..."
2. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"The climate has allowed the naturalization in algeria of the banana and cotton. ... In addition to the domestic animals of France, we find in algeria the ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The two principal races inhabiting algeria are Arabs and Berbers. The former are mostly nomads, dwelling in tents and wandering from place to place, ..."
4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1891)
"algeria.—The administration of algeria is carried on by a civil ... The military force in algeria is the Nineteenth Corps of the French army, ..."