- 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.
Examples from the Web for comoros
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.How to Survive a Plane Crash: Luck
May 12, 2010
But the passengers bound for the Comoros changed planes in Yemen to the A310.Changing Planes Can Kill You
July 1, 2009
Historical Examples of comoros
The following is a fair specimen of the conversation of the dukes and earls at the capital of the Comoros.
- 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