Official name Gabonese Republic. a republic in W equatorial Africa: formerly a part of French Equatorial Africa; member of the French Community. 102,290 sq. mi. (264,931 sq. km). Capital: Libreville.
an estuary in W Gabon. About 40 miles (65 km) long.

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Contemporary Examples of gabon

  • In Gabon, West Africa, the drug is also central to Bwiti, a religious way of life for people who take it.

  • After intense training in Gabon following the incident, he dedicated himself to practicing ibogaine ceremonies like the Bwiti.

  • Uganda is the first of six African countries he visits, followed by Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gabon, and finally South Africa.

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Historical Examples of gabon

British Dictionary definitions for gabon



a republic in W central Africa, on the Atlantic: settled by the French in 1839; made part of the French Congo in 1888; became independent in 1960; almost wholly forested. Official language: French. Religion: Christian majority; significant animist minority. Currency: franc. Capital: Libreville. Pop: 1 640 286 (2013 est). Area: 267 675 sq km (103 350 sq miles)Former English spelling: Gaboon
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