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Mauritania
Mauritania

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
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Geographic Location
Location:

    Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Senegal and Western Sahara.

Border countries:

    Algeria 463 km, Mali 2,237 km, Senegal 813 km, Western Sahara 1,561 km.

Cultural Demographics
Population:

3,086,859 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: mixed Maur/black 40%, Moor 30%, black 30%

Religions: Muslim 100%.

Languages Spoken:

Arabic (official), Pulaar, Soninke, French, Hassaniya, Wolof.

Literacy:
male: 51.8%
female: 31.9% (2003 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Nouakchott

Number of provinces

12 regions (regions, singular - region) and 1 capital district*; Adrar, Assaba, Brakna, Dakhlet Nouadhibou, Gorgol, Guidimaka, Hodh Ech Chargui, Hodh El Gharbi, Inchiri, Nouakchott*, Tagant, Tiris Zemmour, Trarza.

Universities go here.

Mauritania


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