- Official name Gabonese Republic. a republic in W equatorial Africa: formerly a part of French Equatorial Africa; member of the French Community. 102,290 sq. mi. (264,931 sq. km). Capital: Libreville.
- an estuary in W Gabon. About 40 miles (65 km) long.
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In Gabon, West Africa, the drug is also central to Bwiti, a religious way of life for people who take it.
After intense training in Gabon following the incident, he dedicated himself to practicing ibogaine ceremonies like the Bwiti.
Uganda is the first of six African countries he visits, followed by Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gabon, and finally South Africa.The Best of Brit Lit
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If the fathers had known of this decision and its cause, they would have remedied it by going back to live or die at Gabon.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume 30 of 55
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- a republic in W central Africa, on the Atlantic: settled by the French in 1839; made part of the French Congo in 1888; became independent in 1960; almost wholly forested. Official language: French. Religion: Christian majority; significant animist minority. Currency: franc. Capital: Libreville. Pop: 1 640 286 (2013 est). Area: 267 675 sq km (103 350 sq miles)Former English spelling: Gaboon
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