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In a message dated 10/21/01 6:22:17 AM, [log in to unmask] writes:

<< So el-Maghreb is strictly Morocco nowadays? At least in European history
works, it's frequently used for the entire Morocco-Algeria-Tunisia area. >>

    I was taught that almaghrab is Morocco, and that Tuunis is Tunisia amd
tjat Algeria is alzhiir.  I've no doubt that you're right, though, because it
makes sense.  Anyone know how people in the Middle East refer to the area vs.
the country?

-David