The Maghreb (Arabic: المغرب العربي al-Maġrib al-ʿArabī) is the western part of the Arab world. It is in North Africa. The term is generally applied to all of Mauritania, Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, but in older Arabic usage meant only the area of the three countries between the high ranges of the Atlas Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia). Historically, some writers also included Muslim ruled regions in Spain, Portugal, Sicily and Malta in the definition. Malta, in particular, still speaks a language based on its own Maghrebi Arabic variety: Maltese.
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- Politics, economics, and human affairs analysis in the Maghhreb Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine
- Radio Online of the Maghreb Archived 2018-12-12 at the Wayback Machine
- News and Views of the Maghreb