Etiquette in Western Sahara

The nation is a disputed territory.

The languages of Western Sahara are Moroccan Arabic, Spanish, Berber, and Hassaniya Arabic.

The predominant religion is Islam.

The currency of Western Sahara is the Moroccan dirham.

Western Sahara is located in northwest Africa and has a population of about 586,000 people.

General Etiquette

Western Sahara’s status is in dispute depending upon which country one is discussing the sovereignty issue with. Morocco considers Western Sahara to be completely part of the nation. Support for Morocco’s position varies internationally, with some nations such as the U.S., Russia, and China not taking a position on the issue.

When in doubt, follow the etiquette common to Morocco.