Tunisia: Glossary

Arabic is the sole national language; French is used for official purposes but has no formal status under the Constitution of 1959.
Tunisian definitions: Arabic (transliteration) - French equivalent
al-Iyāla al-Tūnisiyya = Régence de Tunis
al-Jumhūriyya al-Tūnisiyya = République Tunisienne
al-Mamlaka al-Tūnisiyya = Royaume de Tunisie
Bāshā Bāy Tūnis al-Maḥrūsa, Ṣāḥib al-Mamlaka al-Tūnisiyya = Pacha et Bey de Tunis la Protégée [par Dieu], Possesseur du Royaume de Tunis (after 20 Mar 1956 Possesseur du Royaume de Tunisie)
Bāshā Tūnis = Pacha de Tunis
Bāy Tūnis al-Maḥrūsa, Ṣāḥib al-Mamlaka al-Tūnisiyya = Bey de Tunis la Protégée [par Dieu], Possesseur du Royaume de Tunis
Mamlakat Ifrīkiya = Royaume d'Ifrikiya
Raʼīs al-Jumhūriyya = Président de la République
Raʼīs al-Jumhūriyya al-Muʼaqqat = Président de la République par intérim
French equivalents of names as used in official documents: French (original) - Arabic (transliteration)
al-Ḥabīb bin ʽAlī Bū Ruqayba = Habib Bourguiba
Muḥammad al-Munṣif bin Muḥammad Aḥmad al-Badawī al-Marzūqī = Mohamed Moncef Ben Mohamed Badoui-Marzouki
Muḥammad al-Bājī bin Ḥassūna Qāʼid al-Sabsī = Mohamed Béji Ben Hassouna Caïd Essebsi
Muḥammad Fuʼād al-Mibazaʽ = Mohamed Fouad Mebazaâ
Zayn al-ʽĀbidīn bin Ḥamda bin Ḥasan Bin ʽAlī = Zine El Abidine Ben Hamda Ben Hassen Ben Ali (usually referred to as Zine El Abidine Ben Ali)
Last updated on: 14 Feb 2015 04:23:25