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...


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