the capital of Cape Verde, in the S Atlantic Ocean, on S São Tiago Island.
a republic consisting of a group of islands (Cape Verde Islands) in the Atlantic, W of Senegal in W Africa: formerly an overseas territory of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 1557 sq. mi. (4033 sq. km). Capital: Praia.
Related formsCape Ver·de·an[vur-dee-uh n]/ˈvɜr di ən/, noun
the capital of Cape Verde; a port and submarine cable station. Pop: 115 000 (2005 est)
a republic in the Atlantic off the coast of West Africa, consisting of a group of ten islands and five islets: an overseas territory of Portugal until 1975, when the islands became independent. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Christian (Roman Catholic) majority; animist minority. Currency: Cape Verdean escudo. Capital: Praia. Pop: 531 046 (2013 est). Area: 4033 sq km (1557 sq miles)