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Afars and Issas

[uh-fahrz uh nd ee-sahz] /əˈfɑrz ənd ˈi sɑz/
noun
1.
French Territory of the, a former name of Djibouti (def 1).

Djibouti

[ji-boo-tee] /dʒɪˈbu ti/
noun
1.
Formerly French Somaliland, French Territory of the Afars and Issas. a republic in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: a former overseas territory of France; gained independence 1977. 8492 sq. mi. (21,994 sq. km).
Capital: Djibouti.
2.
a seaport in and the capital of this republic, in the SE part.
Also, Jibuti.
Related forms
Djiboutian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for french territory of afars and issas

Djibouti

/dʒɪˈbuːtɪ/
noun
1.
a republic in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: a French overseas territory (1946–77); became independent in 1977; mainly desert. Official languages: Arabic and French. Religion: Muslim majority. Currency: Djibouti franc. Capital: Djibouti. Pop: 792 198 (2013 est). Area: 23 200 sq km (8950 sq miles) Former name (until 1977) (Territory of the) Afars and the Issas
2.
the capital of Djibouti, a port on the Gulf of Aden: an outlet for Ethiopian goods. Pop: 523 000 (2005 est)
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