a republic in N Africa, on the Mediterranean: settled by the Phoenicians in the 12th
century bc; made a French protectorate in 1881 and gained independence in 1955. It consists
chiefly of the Sahara in the south, a central plateau, and the Atlas Mountains in
the north. Exports include textiles, petroleum, and phosphates. Official language:
Arabic; French is also widely spoken. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: dinar.
Capital: Tunis. Pop: 10 835 873 (2013 est). Area: 164 150 sq km (63 380 sq miles)
Translations for 'Tunisia'
British English: TunisiaTunisia is a republic in North Africa, on the Mediterranean.tjuːˈnɪzɪə; -ˈnɪsɪəNOUN