[ kom-uh-rohz ]


  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. (1,862 sq. km). : Moroni.


/ kəˈmɔːrəʊz; ˈkɒməˌrəʊz /

plural noun

  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 nameUnion of the Comoros

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The consortium has added the Seychelles, the Comoros, and Angola as branches to the cable project, named 2Africa.

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

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

The following is a fair specimen of the conversation of the dukes and earls at the capital of the Comoros.


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