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Comoros

Syllabification: Com·o·ros
Pronunciation: /ˈkäməˌrōz
 
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Definition of Comoros in English:

A country in Africa that consists of a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, north of Madagascar; population 752,400 (est. 2009); capital, Moroni; languages, French (official), Arabic (official), and Shikomore (a blend of Swahili and Arabic).

The islands were first visited by the English at the end of the 16th century. At that time and for long afterward, Arab influence was dominant. In the mid 19th century they came under French protection until 1974 when all but one of the four major islands voted for independence

Derivatives

Comoran

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Pronunciation: /ˈkämərən, kəˈmôrən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • He was acquitted in 1999 of murdering a Comoran president.’
  • Only once a man has performed a grand wedding is he truly considered an adult in Comoran society, with the right to speak at public gatherings and wear robes of high status at weddings.
  • Twenty Comoran soldiers are captured in the process.

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