Definition of Comoros in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkäməˌrōz/
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.

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Syllabification: Com·o·ros

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