Mauritania: Glossary

Arabic is the sole national language since 1959 and one of the official languages since 1968; French had the status of an official language in 1959-1980, continuing only as semi-official since then; Poular, Soninke, and Wolof are also national languages since 1991.
Mauritanian definitions: Arabic (transliteration) - French equivalent
al-Jumhūriyya al-Islāmiyya al-Mūrītāniyya = République islamique de Mauritanie
Ra’īs al-Jumhūriyya = Président de la République
Ra’īs al-Lajna al-‘Askariyya al-Inqādh al-Waṭanī = Président du Comité militaire de redressement national
Ra’īs al-Lajna al-‘Askariyya al-Khalāṣ al-Waṭanī, Ra’īs al-Dawla = Président du Comité Militaire de Salut National, Chef de l'État
Ra'īs al-Majlis al-A‘lā al-Dawla, Ra’īs al-Dawla = Président du Haut Conseil d'État, Chef de l'État
Ra’īs al-Majlis al-‘Askarī al-‘Adāla wa al-Dimuqrāṭiyya = Président du Conseil militaire pour la Justice et la Démocratie
Ra’īs al-Wuzarā’, Ra’īs al-Dawla = Premier ministre, Chef de l'État
Ra’īs Majlis al-Shuyukh, Ra’īs al-Jumhūriyya bi-al-Niyāba = Président du Sénat, Président par intérim de la République
French equivalents of names: Arabic (transliteration) - French (current script)
al-Mukhtār ibn Muḥammad walad Dāddah = Moktar Ould Daddah
al-Muṣṭafā walad Muḥammad al-Sālik = Mustapha Ould Mohamed Saleck
Bā Māmādū al-mulaqqab al-Mubārī = Bâ Mamadou dit M'Baré
Ā‘l walad Muḥammad Fāl walad Ā‘lay = Ely Ould Mohamed Vall Ould Eleya
Mu‘āwiya walad Sayyidī Aḥmad al-Tāya‘ = Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya
Muḥammad Khūnā walad Ḥayd Allāh = Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla
Muḥammad Maḥmūd walad Aḥmad Lūlī = Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Ahmed Louly
Muḥammad walad ‘Abd al-‘Azīz = Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Sayyidī Muḥammad walad Shaykh ‘Abd Allāh = Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi
Last updated on: 03 Apr 2010 00:59:33