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Cape Verde Syllabification: Cape Verde
Pronunciation: /ˌkāp ˈvərd/
(also Cape Verde Islands)

Definition of Cape Verde in English:

A country in Africa that consists of a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Senegal, named after the most western cape in Africa; population 429,500 (est. 2009); capital, Praia; languages, Portuguese (official) and Creole.

Previously uninhabited, the islands were settled by the Portuguese from the 15th century and later served as a trading center for African slaves. They remained a Portuguese colony until 1975, when an independent republic was established

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