Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Barbary, a geographical term somewhat vaguely applied to North Africa, including the States of Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, Tripoli, etc. The name is probably to be traced to the Berbers (q.v.), one of the oldest races inhabiting the region, and the resemblance to the Latin barbarus may not be a mere accident. The horses for which the country is famous are known as barbs.