or Ji·bu·ti

[ ji-boo-tee ]

  1. a republic in eastern Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: a former overseas territory of France; gained independence 1977. 8,492 sq. mi. (21,994 sq. km). Capital: Djibouti.: Formerly French So·ma·li·land, French Ter·ri·to·ry of the A·fars and Is·sas [uh-fahrz uhnd -ee-sahz] /əˈfɑrz ənd ˈi sɑz/ .

  2. a seaport in and the capital of this republic, in the southeastern part.

Other words from Djibouti

  • Dji·bou·ti·an, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Djibouti



/ (dʒɪˈbuːtɪ) /

  1. 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

  2. the capital of Djibouti, a port on the Gulf of Aden: an outlet for Ethiopian goods. Pop: 523 000 (2005 est)

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