What does the Arabic word maghreb mean?
Maghreb (مغرب) can refer to one of three things: the Western Region, the Western Arab countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), or Morocco itself.
Most commonly in English the term Maghreb is used to refer to the second definition: the Western Arab countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia).
The original name, and still current name, of Morocco in Arabic is al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya which means the Kingdom of the Maghreb Region. The term "Maghreb" comes from the Arabic "gharb" which means "west" since Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia (the area commonly considered the Maghreb) is on the western edge of the Arab World. The name Morocco in English, comes, like most European names for the country, from a bastardization of the Arabic word for Marrakesh, "Morrakush"…