En réponse à Frank George Valoczy <[log in to unmask]>: > > I do know that at least historically the Maroc-Algerie-Tunisie refion > was > called Maghreb at least by the French, based on a French book I have > about > railways in the Maghreb, as well as a history of the Legion Etrangere. > > ---frank > It's still (and of course we pronounce it /magrEb/ :)) . AFAIK, Arabic speakers from the East of Egypt on use this word for the three countries, like French people do. Probably due to the distance... Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: don\'t let anybody else play the leading role.