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BARBARY

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 383 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BARBARY, the general designation of that part of northern Africa bounded E. by Egypt, W. by the Atlantic, S. by the Sahara and N. by the Mediterranean, comprising the states of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Tripoli. The name is derived from the Berbers, the chief inhabitants of the region.
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