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Libreville

[French lee-bruh-veel]
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noun
  1. a port in and the capital of Gabon, in the W part, on the Gulf of Guinea.

Gabon

[ga-bawn]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. an estuary in W Gabon. About 40 miles (65 km) long.
Also Gabun.
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Historical Examples

  • At Libreville, Gabun, thirty years ago, no woman dared to speak against it.

    Fetichism in West Africa

    Robert Hamill Nassau

  • Her people sent for a Senegal man, living in Libreville, who had quite a reputation as a doctor in that kind of sickness.

    Fetichism in West Africa

    Robert Hamill Nassau

  • Libreville is three miles long; one end is called “Glass,” and Añwondo is at the other end.

    Fetichism in West Africa

    Robert Hamill Nassau

  • The above incident was told me at Libreville by a very intelligent Mpongwe as having actually occurred in the Gabun region.

    Fetichism in West Africa

    Robert Hamill Nassau

  • Alternatively, and by arrangement with France, the line could start from Libreville.


British Dictionary definitions for libreville

Libreville

noun
  1. the capital of Gabon, in the west on the estuary of the Gabon River: founded as a French trading post in 1843 and expanded with the settlement of freed slaves in 1848. Pop: 649 000 (2005 est)

Gabon

noun
  1. 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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