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Central African Republic Syllabification: Cen·tral Af·ri·can Re·pub·lic
Pronunciation: /ˌsentrəl ˌafrəkən rēˈpəblik/

Definition of Central African Republic in English:

A country in central Africa; population 4,511,500 (est. 2009); capital, Bangui; languages, French (official) and Sango. Former name (until 1958) Ubanghi Shari.

Formerly a French colony, it became a republic within the French Community in 1958 and a fully independent state in 1960. Some stability was achieved when a civilian government was elected in 1993

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