Ivory Coast


noun

a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa; gained independence 1960. 127,520 sq. mi. (330,275 sq. km). Capital: (political) Yamoussoukro. Capital: (commercial) Abidjan.

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OTHER WORDS FROM Ivory Coast

I·vo·ri·an [ahy-vawr-ee-uh n, ahy-vohr-] /aɪˈvɔr i ən, aɪˈvoʊr-/, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ivory coast

Ivory Coast

noun

the Ivory Coast the former name (until 1986) of Côte d'Ivoire
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Cultural definitions for ivory coast

Ivory Coast

Republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea, bordered by Mali to the northwest, Burkina Faso to the northeast, Ghana to the east, and Liberia and Guinea to the west. It is also known as the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (French for Ivory Coast). Its capital and largest city is Abidjan.

notes for Ivory Coast

French control of the area began after World War II and lasted until 1960, when the Ivory Coast declared itself independent.

notes for Ivory Coast

One of the most prosperous and politically stable nations in Africa.
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