Horn of Africa

[ hawrnuhv af-ri-kuh ]
/ ˈhɔrn əv ˈæf rɪ kə /

noun

a peninsula in northeastern Africa that juts into the Indian Ocean as the easternmost projection of the African continent, situated along the Gulf of Aden to the north: its constituent countries are Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Abbreviation: HOA

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Also called So·ma·li Pe·nin·su·la [soh-mah-lee puh-nin-suh-luh, puh-nins-yuh-luh, suh-mah-lee] /soʊˈmɑ li pəˈnɪn sə lə, pəˈnɪns yə lə, səˈmɑ li/ .

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British Dictionary definitions for Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa

noun

a region of NE Africa, comprising Somalia and adjacent territories
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