Quiza Cenitana

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This article is about a colony of the Roman empire. For the Mongolian rap musician, see Quiza.

Quiza, also referred to as Quiza Cenitana, was a minor city or colony in the ancient Roman Empire, located in the African province of Mauretania Caesariensis. It was located near present-day Oran, Algeria.,[1] according to Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854).

Pliny the Elder writes:
Siga oppidum ex adverso Malacae in Hispania siti, Syphacis regia, alterius iam Mauretaniae. namque diu regum nomina obtinuere, ut Bogutiana appellaretur extuma, itemque Bocchi quae nunc Caesariensis. ab ea portus Magnus, a spatio appellatus, civium Romanorum oppido. amnis Mulucha, Bocchi Masaesylorumque finis. Quiza Cenitana peregrinorum oppidum, Arsennaria Latinorum, III a mari. [2]