Comoros

[kom-uh-rohz]
noun
  1. Federal and Islamic Republic of the, a republic comprising three of the Comoro Islands (Grand Comoro, Mohéli, and Anjouan): a former overseas territory of France; declared independence 1975. 719 sq. mi. (1862 sq. km). Capital: Moroni.
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Contemporary Examples of comoros

  • Last June, a 14-year-old girl, Bahia Bakari, was the sole survivor of a crash in the Indian Ocean, off the Comoros Islands.

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    How to Survive a Plane Crash: Luck

    Clive Irving

    May 12, 2010

  • But the passengers bound for the Comoros changed planes in Yemen to the A310.

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    Changing Planes Can Kill You

    Clive Irving

    July 1, 2009

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British Dictionary definitions for comoros

Comoros

pl n
  1. a republic consisting of three volcanic islands in the Indian Ocean, off the NW coast of Madagascar; a French territory from 1947; became independent in 1976 except for Mayotte, the fourth island in the group, which chose to remain French. Official languages: Comorian, French, and Arabic; Swahili is used commercially. Religion: Muslim. Currency: franc. Capital: Moroni. Pop: 752 288 (2013 est). Area: 1862 sq km (719 sq miles)Official name: Union of the Comoros
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