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Western Sahara


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  • Variants

    • us: Zapadnai͡a Sakhara
    • us: Sahara Occidental
    • us: Ṣaḥrāʼ al-Gharbīyah
    • us: صحراء الغربية&#٬٢٠٠م؛
    • us: Taneẓroft Tutrimt
    • us: 西サハラ
    • us: Nishisahara
    • us: Länsi-Sahara
    • us: Saharan demokraattinen arabitasavalta
    • us: Västsahara
    • us: מערב סהרה
    • us: Maʻarav Saharah
    • us: Западная Сахара
  • Additional Information

    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Jumhurīyat al-Ṣaḥrāʼ al-ʻArabīyah al-Dīmuqrāṭīyah
        • Organization: Polisario
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        Territory
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        (aat) Territories
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        (lcsh) Morocco--Territories and possessions
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  • Sources

    • found: Alfimov, E.V. Zapadnai͡a Sakhara--ėkonomiko-geograficheskai͡a kharakteristika, 1979 (subj.) t.p. (Zapadnai͡a Sakhara)
    • found: BGN tel. call 10/23/81 (Western Sahara, political entity neither independent nor dependent, 25°0ʹN 13°30ʹW)
    • found: Sola, E. Sahara Occidental, 1981: t.p. (Sahara Occidental)
    • found: Fuʼād, A. Qaḍīyat al-ṣaḥrāʼ, 1988: p. 9 (al-Ṣaḥrāʼ al-Gharbīyah)
    • found: Wikipedia, August 10, 2012 (Spanish Sahara was the name used for the modern territory of Western Sahara when it was ruled as a territory by Spain between 1884 and 1975) August 31, 2015 (The Western Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الغربية&#٬٢٠٠م؛ = al-ۊSaۊhrڶaڃ al-Gharbڶiyah; Spanish: Sahara Occidental; Berber: Taneۊzroft Tutrimt) is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west; Since a United Nations-sponsored ceasefire agreement in 1991, two thirds of the territory (including most of the Atlantic coastline) has been controlled by Morocco and the remainder by the SADR [Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic], strongly backed by Algeria)
    • found: The world factbook, via WWW, August 31, 2015 (Western Sahara is a disputed territory on the northwest coast of Africa bordered by Morocco, Mauritania, and Algeria. After Spain withdrew from its former colony of Spanish Sahara in 1976, Morocco annexed the northern two-thirds of Western Sahara and claimed the rest of the territory in 1979, following Mauritania's withdrawal. A guerrilla war with the Polisario Front contesting Morocco's sovereignty ended in a 1991 cease-fire and the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation; conventional long form: none; conventional short form: Western Sahara; former: Rio de Oro, Saguia el Hamra, Spanish Sahara; legal status of territory and issue of sovereignty unresolved; territory contested by Morocco and Polisario Front (Popular Front for the Liberation of the Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro), which in February 1976 formally proclaimed a government-in-exile, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), based out of refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria; 24 30 N, 13 00 W)
    • found: Web NDL authorities, August 11, 2018 (西サハラ = Nishisahara) {https://id.ndl.go.jp/auth/ndlna/00576627}
    • found: YSO places, via WWW, August 11, 2018 (Western Sahara; Länsi-Sahara (Finnish), variant: Saharan demokraattinen arabitasavalta; Västsahara (Swedish)) {http://finto.fi/yso-paikat/en/page/p109025}
    • found: National Library of Israel, in VIAF, August 11, 2018 (מערב סהרה = Maʻarav Saharah)
    • found: UNESCO thesaurus, via WWW, August 11, 2018 (Western Sahara. BT Non-self governing territories; West Africa. French: Sahara occidental. Russian: Западная Сахара = ZapadnaЋiЌa Sakhara. Spanish: Sahara Occidental) {http://vocabularies.unesco.org/thesaurus/concept748}
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Non-Latin script references not evaluated.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1981-11-12: new
    • 2018-08-22: revised
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