Etiquette in Mauritania

Mauritania is located in West Africa and has a population of around 4 million people.

The nation is a unitary semi-presidential republic.

The official language of Mauritania is Arabic. Other languages include French and Zenaga Berber.

Nearly all Mauritanians practice Islam.

The currency of Mauritania is the ouguiya.

Dress Etiquette

As Mauritania is a Muslim society, it is considered good manners to dress modestly. Bare shoulders, knees, and arms are considered to be immodest. Women are encouraged to wear long skirts rather than trousers.

Dining & Visiting Homes Etiquette

Only eat with the right hand, in particular when eating without a utensil.