Barbary States


Barbary States
the name for Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli when they were centers of corsair activity, c1520-1830.

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  • Barbary States — semi independent Turkish provinces along the coast of N Africa (16th 19th cent.); Tripoli, Tunisia, Algeria, & Morocco …   English World dictionary

  • Barbary States —    Four states of Northern Africa Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli that plundered seaborne commerce for centuries. With the exception of Morocco, they were nominally part of the Ottoman Empire. Surviving by blackmail, they received great sums …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • BARBARY STATES —    the four states of Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli, so called from the Berbers who inhabit the region …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Barbary States — Bar′bary States′ n. pl. geg Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli, c1520–1830, when they were the refuge of pirates …   From formal English to slang

  • Barbary States — /ˌbabəri ˈsteɪts/ (say .bahbuhree stayts) plural noun former name for the coastal region of North Africa, including the states of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya …   Australian English dictionary

  • Barbary States — the name for Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli when they were centers of corsair activity, c1520 1830. * * * …   Universalium

  • Barbary States — Algeria, Libya (Tripolitania), Morocco, Tunisia …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Barbary corsairs — Hayreddin Barbarossa, an Ottoman admiral The Barbary Corsairs, sometimes called Ottoman Corsairs or Barbary Pirates, were pirates and privateers who operated from North Africa, based primarily in the ports of Tunis, Tripoli and Algiers. This area …   Wikipedia

  • Barbary pirate — The Barbary pirates, also sometimes called Ottoman corsairs, were Muslim pirates and privateers that operated from North Africa, from the time of the Crusades until the early 19th century. Based in North African ports such as Tunis in Tunisia,… …   Wikipedia

  • Barbary Slave Trade — The Barbary Slave Trade refers to the slave markets which flourished on the Barbary Coast, or modern day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Western Libya between the 16th and 19th centuries. These markets prospered while the states were nominally… …   Wikipedia


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