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Mogadishu

[maw-gah-dee-shoo] /ˌmɔ gɑˈdi ʃu/
noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of Somalia, in the S part.
Italian Mogadiscio
[maw-gah-dee-shaw] /ˌmɔ gɑˈdi ʃɔ/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for mogadiscio

Mogadishu

/ˌmɒɡəˈdɪʃuː/
noun
1.
the capital and chief port of Somalia, on the Indian Ocean: founded by Arabs around the 10th century; taken by the Sultan of Zanzibar in 1871 and sold to Italy in 1905. Pop: 1 257 000 (2005 est) Local spelling Muqdisho Italian name Mogadiscio (ˌmɒɡəˈdɪʃɪˌəʊ-ˈdɪʃəʊ)
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Word Origin and History for mogadiscio

Mogadishu

city in Somalia, from Arabic mukaddas "holy."

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