Etymology
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Rabat 

Moroccan capital, from Arabic ar-ribat, from ribat "fortified monastery."

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Morocco 

country in northwest Africa, from Italian, from Berber Marrakesh (properly the name of the city of Marrakesh), from Arabic Maghrib-al-Aqsa "Extreme West." Compare French Maroc, German Marokko. In English, the first vowel has been altered, apparently by influence of Moor. Related: Moroccan.

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