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British Somaliland

Syllabification: Brit·ish So·ma·li·land

Definition of British Somaliland in English:

A former British protectorate that was established on the Somali coast of East Africa in 1884. In 1960, it united with a former Italian territory to create the independent republic of Somalia.

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