Mauritania: Polity Style: 1958-2019

28 Nov 1958 territory of Mauritania is proclaimed a member state of the Communauté (French Community) under the name of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in accordance with the resolutions passed by the Assemblée territoriale of Mauritania on 28 Nov 1958 and promulgated the same day (JORIM (f), No. 1, 3 Jun 1959, pp. 32-33)
28 Nov 1958 - al-Jumhūriyya al-Islāmiyya al-Mūrītāniyya (الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية) / République Islamique de Mauritanie | Islamic Republic of Mauritania [1]
28 Nov 1960 proclaimed a sovereign and independent state in accordance with an agreement signed 19 Oct 1960 (ratified by Mauritania 9 Nov 1960, ratified by France 16 Nov 1960) (JORIM (f), No. 46, 7 Dec 1960, p. 584; JORF - Lois et décrets, No. 267, 17 Nov 1960, p. 10252)
4 Mar 1968 Arabic and French are designated official languages in accordance with a constitutional law dated 4 Mar 1968 (JORIM (f), Nos. 226-227, 27 Mar 1968, pp. 106-107)
? Dec 1980 Arabic is designated official language

[1] Arabic was 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 were also designated national languages since 1991.

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