CultureGrams — New Kids Country: Mauritania

The CultureGrams editors are excited to announce a new Kids edition country report!

The new Mauritania report includes detailed information on the history, culture, language, food, and daily life of this country.

Here are some fascinating Did You Knows about Mauritania:

  • Mauritania is almost 70 percent desert. The desert is actually growing due to frequent droughts (dry periods).
  • Mauritania was the last Saharan country to outlaw slavery (in 1981).
  • For years, most Mauritanians lived in traditional desert tents. Made from camel hide and lined with colorful fabric, these tents sheltered nomadic families as they traveled from place to place.
  • The population of Mauritania is young. The average age is just under 20 years old.

Find out about the Mauritanian season known as the Getna, discover the traditional drink zrig, and read about life as a kid in the city and in the country all in this colorful new report.

–Angie Thompson


Angie Thompson

is an Editor for CultureGrams where she oversees the Kids, States, and Provinces editions. Before joining ProQuest, she graduated from Brigham Young University with an MA in Victorian literature and a BS in Human Development. Angie has lived all over the United States as well as in England and Italy. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North Africa and now makes her home in Utah with her photographer husband and three children. Angie is an avid reader and maintains a book review website specializing in contemporary, young adult, and speculative fiction titles. She also enjoys both playing and teaching the piano and geeking out over the occasional BBC miniseries.

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