Kairwan

/kaɪəˈwan/ (say kuyuh'wahn)

noun
a town in north-eastern Tunisia; a holy city of Islam.
Also, Kairouan /kɛəˈwɒ̃/ (say kair'won).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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