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Ismail(Encyclopedia)Ismail, 1646?–1727, sultan of Morocco (1672–1727). He organized corps of Sudanese to subdue the revolts that followed his accession. He attacked Christian strongholds in Morocco, regaining Larache...
Meknès(Encyclopedia)Meknès mkns´ [key], city (1994 pop. 443,214), N central Morocco. It has a noted carpet-weaving industry. There are also woolen mills, cement and metal works, oil distilleries, and food-processin...
Morocco(Encyclopedia)Morocco mrk´ [key], officially Kingdom of Morocco, kingdom (2015 est. pop. 34,803,000), 171,834 sq mi (445,050 sq km), NW Africa. Morocco is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea (N), the Atlantic ...
morocco(Encyclopedia)morocco, goatskin leather, dyed on the grain side and boarded by hand or machine to bring up the grain in a bird's-eye effect. It probably originated with the Arabs in North Africa as an alum-tanned p...
Ismail(Encyclopedia)Ismail smäl´ [key], 1486–1524, shah of Persia (1502–24), founder of the Safavid dynasty. He restored Persia to the position of a sovereign state for the first time since the Arab invasion of...
Sultan Husayn(Encyclopedia)Sultan Husayn sooltän´ hoosn´ [key], d. 1729, Safavid shah of Persia (1694–1722). A weak and superstitious man, Shah Sultan Husayn was surrounded by astrologers and fanatics and was able to...
Nur-Sultan(Encyclopedia)Nur-Sultan noor-sooltän´ [key], formerly Astanaästä´nä [key], city (2008 est. pop. 600,000), capital of Kazakhstan, in central Kazakhstan on the Ishim (Esil) River, within but independent of...
Ceuta(Encyclopedia)Ceuta thoo´tä [key], autonomous city (2011 pop. 83,517), c.7 sq mi (19 sq km), NW Africa, a possession of Spain, on the Strait of Gibraltar. An enclave in Morocco, Ceuta is administered directly...
French Morocco(Encyclopedia)French Morocco: see Morocco.
Southern Morocco(Encyclopedia)Southern Morocco: see Morocco.
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