Afars and Issas

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A·fars and Is·sas

(ä′färs′; ī′səs), French Territory of
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A•fars′ and Is′sas

(əˈfɑrz ənd ˈi sɑz)
French Territory of the, a former name of Djibouti (def. 1).
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Noun1.Afars and Issas - a country in northeastern Africa on the Somali peninsulaAfars and Issas - a country in northeastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; formerly under French control but became independent in 1997
Arab League - an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
capital of Djibouti, Djibouti - port city on the Gulf of Aden; the capital and largest city of Djibouti
Horn of Africa, Somali peninsula - a peninsula of northeastern Africa (the easternmost part of Africa) comprising Somalia and Djibouti and Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia
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
Djiboutian - a native or inhabitant of Djibouti
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It is the successor to French Somaliland (later called the French Territory of the Afars and Issas), which was created in the first half of the 19th century as a result of French interest in the Horn of Africa.
In July of that year, a directive from Paris formally changed the name of the region to the French Territory of Afars and Issas. The directive also reorganized the governmental structure of the territory, making the senior French representative (formerly the governor general) a high commissioner.
(13.) For a general discussion, see Fassil Aradoum, |The impact of the Ethiopian and Somali Republic Linkages on the Domestic Structure of the French Territory of the Afars and Issas; A Study on Transnational Politics and Economics', Ph.D.