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Djibouti

Line breaks: Dji|bouti
Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈbuːti
 
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(also Jibuti)

Definition of Djibouti in English:

1A country on the NE coast of Africa; population 724,600 (est. 2009); languages, Arabic (official), French (official), Somali and other Cushitic languages.
1.1The capital of Djibouti, a port at the western end of the Gulf of Aden; population 583,000 (est. 2007).

The territory became a French protectorate under the name of French Somaliland in 1897. It was renamed the French Territory of the Afars and Issas in 1946, the Afars and the Issas forming the two main ethnic groups. In 1977 the country achieved independence as the Republic of Djibouti

Derivatives

Djiboutian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The Djiboutian people and the government have accepted us on board.
  • The tension stretched to breaking point shortly after the Djiboutian referee awarded a penalty against South Africa - resulting in the 2-2 draw.

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