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Etymology 1 edit

Earlier spelling Marocco, from Portuguese Marrocos and/or Spanish Marruecos, from Arabicمُرَّاكُش(murrākuš), from Berber ⴰⵎⵓⵔ ⵏ ⴰⴽⵓⵛ (amur n akuc, literally Land of God). The word originally referred to the capital city of Marrakech (founded late 11th c.), but came to be used as a pars pro toto for the westernmost region of the Islamic world. Compare older Arabicمُرَّاكُش(murrākuš) (now ⁧اَلْمَغْرِب(al-maḡrib)), Persianمراکش(marâkeš), Medieval Latin Marrochium. Turkish refers to the country as Fas from Fez, another former capital. Doublet of Marrakech.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /məˈɹɒkəʊ/
  • (US) enPR: məräk'ō, /məˈɹɑkoʊ/, /mɔɹˈɑkoʊ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɒkəʊ

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  1. Morocco (a country in North Africa; official name: Kingdom of Morocco; capital: Rabat).
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Etymology 2 edit

Probably a surname of Italian origin.

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Morocco (plural Moroccos)

  1. A surname from Italian.
Statistics edit
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Morocco is the 37591st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 592 individuals. Morocco is most common among White (92.23%) individuals.

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