Mauritania Country Quiz

πŸ‡²πŸ‡· Can you guess these facts about Mauritania?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedSeptember 27, 2019
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Capital city
Nouakchott
Meaning of capital's name
Place of the Winds
Official language
Arabic
Country from which Mauritania became independent in 1960
France
"Mauretania" was actually a province of this empire and was located further north
Roman Empire
To the nearest whole number, the % of Mauritanians who are Muslim
100%
Desert that covers most of Mauritania
Sahara
Largest and most populous country which Mauritania borders
Algeria
Disputed region bordered by Mauritania
Western Sahara
Country bordering Mauritania to the south, and also the name of the river
which forms the border
Senegal
"M" region of Africa in which Mauritania is situated
Maghreb
Mauritania became world's last country to legally abolish this in 1981,
but it is still practiced today
Slavery
Metal which accounts for 45% of exports
Iron
Meaning of the name Mauritania (hint: a loosely-defined ethnic group)
Land of the Moors
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Level 81
Jun 2, 2020
Why metalS?
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Level 74
Jun 3, 2020
Land of the Mauri?
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Level 82
Jun 3, 2020
Your spelling of Mauritania is inconsistent. You spell it Mauretania a few times.
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Level 78
Jun 3, 2020
No, it's Mauretania only once, because that was the Roman name. English chose to use a slightly different name for the country, some other languages didn't.
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Level 82
Jun 4, 2020
I wasn't questioning the one in quotes, it was the other 2. But I see they're fixed now. Thank you!
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Level 71
Jun 11, 2020
Ouguiya should be one of the answers.
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Level 69
Jul 10, 2020
Didn't know the meaning of Nouakchott, nice to know that it's similar to capitals like Windhoek and Buenos Aires
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Level 68
Jul 23, 2020
and Chicago, according to Calamity Jane.
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Level 85
Nov 3, 2020
To be honest that was just a guess on my part. :)
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Level 72
Sep 11, 2020
Somehow guessed Nouakchott correctly on the first try... O_o
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Level 44
Oct 27, 2020
A little too easy imo (I got 12/14), maybe add two more hard questions?
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Level 60
Nov 3, 2020
Can Mauru for Moor, Slave Trade for slavery and Wind for Winds please be accepted
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Level 57
Nov 3, 2020
accept β€˜wind’ singular?
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Level 60
Nov 3, 2020
Mauritania is literally Greek for country of the blacks!

I am Greek. I can definitely say so

Mauros=black

so its not country of the moors but country of the blacks!

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Level 75
Nov 3, 2020
Moor derives from mauri. To quote this site, "from Greek Mauros, perhaps a native name, or else cognate with mauros "black" (but this adjective only appears in late Greek and may as well be from the people's name as the reverse)."
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Level 33
Apr 14, 2021
great quiz!