Definition of Polisario in English:


(also Polisario Front)

proper noun

  • An independence movement in Western (formerly Spanish) Sahara, formed in 1973.

    • ‘They face about 15,000 lightly-armed guerrillas of the Polisario Front.’
    • ‘Polisario is the liberation movement fighting for their independence.’
    • ‘The barriers were highly effective, leaving the Polisario few avenues of escape.’
    • ‘Mauritania allied itself with Morocco against the Polisario.’
    • ‘Perhaps the most interesting section analyses the Saharawi independence movement, Polisario.’


Spanish acronym, from Frente Popular para la Liberación de Sagnia el-Hamra y Río de Oro ‘Popular Front for the Liberation of Sagnia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro’.