french territory of the afars and issas
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:
a seaport in and the capital of this republic, in the SE part.
Djiboutian, adjective, noun
World English Dictionary
|Djibouti or Jibouti (dʒɪˈbuːtɪ) |
|1. ||Former name (until 1977): (Territory of the) Afars and the Issas 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: 712 000 (2004 est). Area: 23 200 sq km (8950 sq miles)|
|2. ||the capital of Djibouti, a port on the Gulf of Aden: an outlet for Ethiopian goods. Pop: 523 000 (2005 est)|
|Jibouti or Jibouti|
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