Sahrawi nationalism is a political ideology that seeks self-determination of the Sahrawi people, the indigenous population of Western Sahara. It has historically been represented by the Polisario Front. It arose as a reaction against Spanish colonialist policies imposed from 1958 on, and subsequently in reaction to Mauritanian and Moroccan invasions in 1975.
Its main opposing ideologies have been Spanish colonialism (Spanish Sahara, 1884–1975), Mauritanian irridentism (Tiris al-Gharbiyya, 1975–1979), Moroccan irridentism (Southern Provinces, 1975-present) and Pan-Arabism.
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