Cape Verde

[ vurd ]
/ vɜrd /

noun

a republic consisting of a group of islands (Cape Verde Islands) in the Atlantic, W of Senegal in W Africa: formerly an overseas territory of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 1557 sq. mi. (4033 sq. km). Capital: Praia.
Related formsCape Ver·de·an [vur-dee-uh n] /ˈvɜr di ən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cape verdean (1 of 2)

Cape Verdean

/ (ˈvɜːdɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Cape Verde or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Cape Verde

British Dictionary definitions for cape verdean (2 of 2)

Cape Verde

/ (vɜːd) /

noun

a republic in the Atlantic off the coast of West Africa, consisting of a group of ten islands and five islets: an overseas territory of Portugal until 1975, when the islands became independent. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Christian (Roman Catholic) majority; animist minority. Currency: Cape Verdean escudo. Capital: Praia. Pop: 531 046 (2013 est). Area: 4033 sq km (1557 sq miles)
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