Cape Verde

[ vurd ]

  1. 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. 1,557 sq. mi. (4,033 sq. km). Capital: Praia.

Other words from Cape Verde

  • Cape Ver·de·an [vur-dee-uhn], /ˈvɜr di ən/, noun

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Cape Verde

/ (vɜːd) /

  1. 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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