French Somaliland


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French Somaliland

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French Somaliland

n
(Placename) a former name (until 1967) of Djibouti
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Dji•bou•ti

(dʒɪˈbu ti)

n.
1. Formerly, French Somaliland , French Territory of the Afars and Issas. a republic in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: a former overseas territory of France; gained independence 1977. 447,439; 8960 sq. mi. (23,200 sq. km).
2. the capital of this republic, in the SE part. 290,000.
Dji•bou′ti•an, adj., n.
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Earlier known as French Somaliland, Djibouti was France's last hold on the continent.
The French Somaliland Djibouti ex-soldiers grandchildren still receive pensions on behalf of their late daddies while Somaliland ex-combatants beg to French handouts receivers.
Djibouti's former existence as colonial French Somaliland has left an indelible Gallic stamp.
Djibouti, the former colony of French Somaliland, is strategically located at the Bab el Mandeb Strait, connecting the Suez Canal and the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden.

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