What language does Mauritania speak?

January 17, 2019 Off By idswater

What language does Mauritania speak?

Arabic
Mauritania/Official languages

Arabic is the official language of Mauritania; Fula, Soninke, and Wolof are recognized as national languages. The Moors speak Ḥassāniyyah Arabic, a dialect that draws most of its grammar from Arabic and uses a vocabulary of both Arabic and Arabized Amazigh words.

What is the capital of Mauritania?

Nouakchott
Mauritania/Capitals
Nouakchott, city, capital of Mauritania, on a plateau near the West African Atlantic coast, about 270 miles (435 km) north-northeast of Dakar, Senegal.

What type of government is Mauritania?

Unitary state
Semi-presidential systemIslamic republic
Mauritania/Government

Who lives in Mauritania?

Mauritania has a total population of about 3.5 million people consisting of 4 main ethnic groups: Moors (white and black from Arab origins), Pulaar, Wolof, and Soninke (black from African origins). Mauritania is a Muslim country. People dress in both the traditional Muslim and western clothes.

Is Mauritania a poor country?

Mauritania is one of the largest and least populated countries of West Africa. Despite the country’s huge reserves of resources (fish, iron, oil, gold, etc.), more than 16.6% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line.

Why is Mauritania so dangerous?

Poverty and terrorist activities have lead to increasing crime levels in Mauritania. Violent crime including robbery, rape and assault are on the increase. Also, armed bandits are a major risk across Mauritania. Bandits pose a threat in beach areas, deserted areas and along the road between Mali and Mauritania.

Is Mauritania an Arab country?

One of Africa’s newest oil producers, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania bridges the Arab Maghreb and western sub-Saharan Africa. The largely-desert country presents a cultural contrast, with an Arab-Berber population to the north and black Africans to the south. Many of its people are nomads.

Is Mauritania rich or poor?

Mauritania is one of the richest countries in the region in terms of fish reserves and mineral wealth as well as in terms of livestock and agricultural lands.

Can you drink in Mauritania?

The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott would like to remind all U.S. citizens in Mauritania that alcohol is illegal in Mauritania and there are no restaurants in the city of Nouakchott that serve alcoholic beverages legally.

What is the main religion in Mauritania?

The constitution defines the country as an Islamic republic and designates Islam as the sole religion of the citizenry and state.