Morocco

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Morocco
 
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Etymology 1Edit

Earlier spelling Marocco, from Portuguese Marrocos and/or Spanish Marruecos, from Arabic مُرَّاكُش(murrākuš), from Berber ⴰⵎⵓⵔ ⵏ ⴰⴽⵓⵛ (amur n akuš, 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 in European languages. Compare older Arabic مُرَّاكُش(murrākuš) (now اَلْمَغْرِب(al-maḡrib)), Persian مراکش(marâkeš), Medieval Latin Marrochium. Turkish refers to the country as Fas from Fez, another former capital. Doublet of Marrakech.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /məˈɹɒkəʊ/
  • (US) enPR: məräk'ō, /məˈrɑkoʊ/, /mɔrˈɑkoʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒkəʊ

Proper nounEdit

Morocco

  1. Morocco (a country in northwestern Africa; official name: Kingdom of Morocco)
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Etymology 2Edit

Probably a surname of Italian origin.

Proper nounEdit

Morocco (plural Moroccos)

  1. A surname, from Italian​.
StatisticsEdit
  • 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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