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Gabon

Ga·bon

 (gă-bŏn′, -bōN′)
A country of west-central Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. Previously inhabited by Pygmy and then Bantu-speaking peoples, the region was visited by the Portuguese in 1472 and settled by the French in 1841. It became part of French Equatorial Africa in 1910 and achieved independence in 1960. Libreville is the capital.

Gabon

(ɡəˈbɒn; French ɡabɔ̃)
n
(Placename) a republic in W central Africa, on the Atlantic: settled by the French in 1839; made part of the French Congo in 1888; became independent in 1960; almost wholly forested. Official language: French. Religion: Christian majority; significant animist minority. Currency: franc. Capital: Libreville. Pop: 1 640 286 (2013 est). Area: 267 675 sq km (103 350 sq miles). Former English spelling: Gaboon

Ga•bon

(gaˈbɔ̃)

also Gabun



n.
1. Official name, Gab′onese Repub′lic. a republic in W equatorial Africa: formerly a part of French Equatorial Africa; member of the French Community. 1,225,853; 102,290 sq. mi. (264,931 sq. km). Cap.: Libreville.
2. an estuary in W Gabon. ab. 40 mi. (65 km) long.
Gab•o•nese (ˌgæb əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌgɑ bə-) adj., n., pl. -nese.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gabon - a republic on the west coast of AfricaGabon - a republic on the west coast of Africa
capital of Gabon, Libreville - the capital of Gabon
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Gabonese - a native or inhabitant of Gabon
Translations
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ガボン
가봉
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ประเทศกาบอน
nước Gabon

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[gəˈbɒn] NGabón m

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[gəˈbɒn] nGabon mgad about [ˌgædəˈbaʊt] vise balader

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[gəˈbɒn] nGabon m

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الـغابون Gabon Gabon Gabun Γκαμπόν Gabón Gabon Gabon Gabon Gabon ガボン 가봉 Gabon Gabon Gabon Gabão Габон Gabon ประเทศกาบอน Gabon nước Gabon 加蓬
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