- Formerly French Somaliland, French Territory of the Afars and Issas. a republic in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: a former overseas territory of France; gained independence 1977. 8492 sq. mi. (21,994 sq. km). Capital: Djibouti.
- a seaport in and the capital of this republic, in the SE part.
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One of the first demands made by Italy was for the port and town of Djibouti, which is under French sway.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference
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- a republic in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: a French overseas territory (1946–77); became independent in 1977; mainly desert. Official languages: Arabic and French. Religion: Muslim majority. Currency: Djibouti franc. Capital: Djibouti. Pop: 792 198 (2013 est). Area: 23 200 sq km (8950 sq miles)Former name (until 1977): (Territory of the) Afars and the Issas
- the capital of Djibouti, a port on the Gulf of Aden: an outlet for Ethiopian goods. Pop: 523 000 (2005 est)