Definition of Djibouti in English:

Djibouti

Syllabification: Dji·bou·ti
Pronunciation: /jəˈbo͞otē
 
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(also Jibuti)
1A country on the northeastern coast of Africa; population 724,600 (est. 2009); capital, Djibouti; languages, Arabic and 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 because the Afars and the Issas are the country’s two main ethnic groups. In 1977, the country achieved independence as the Republic of Djibouti

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Djiboutian

adjective & noun
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  • 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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