Djibouti , Jibouti
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.: 652000 (1998 est.). Area: 23200 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.: 383000 (1995)
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