[ab-i-jahn; French a-bee-jahn]
- a seaport in and the commercial capital of the Ivory Coast.
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Examples from the Web for abidjan
I felt mixed emotions when I learned of the capture of Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan on Monday.
On March 3, while the conflict raged, hundreds of women gathered peacefully in Abidjan to pressure their leaders for peace.
Abidjan remained tense and faced the possible grip of starvation.The Pain Ahead for Ivory Coast
Mvemba Phezo Dizolele
April 11, 2011
It wasn't until pro-Ouattara troops began advancing toward Abidjan last week that the tide began to turn.
Since Ouattara's forces entered Abidjan, most reporters have been trapped inside hotels and offices.
- a port in Côte d'Ivoire, on the Gulf of Guinea: the legislative capital (Yamoussoukro became the administrative capital in 1983). Pop: 3 516 000 (2005 est)
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