Cape Verde


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Cape Verde

Cape Verde

 (vûrd)
An island country of the Atlantic Ocean west of Senegal. The islands were settled by the Portuguese in the mid-15th century, became a colony in 1495 and an overseas province in 1951, and gained independence in 1975. Praia, on São Tiago Island, is the capital.

Cape Ver′de·an (vûr′dē-ən) adj. & n.

Cape Verde

(vɜːd)
n
(Placename) 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)

Cape` Verde′

(vɜrd)
n.
an island republic (Cape` Verde′ Is′lands) in the Atlantic, W of Senegal in W Africa: formerly an overseas territory of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 405,748; 1557 sq. mi. (4033 sq. km). Cap.: Praia.
Cape` Ver′de•an (ˈvɜr di ən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cape Verde - an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal
Cape Verde Islands - a group of islands in the Atlantic off of the coast of Senegal
capital of Cape Verde, Cidade de Praia, Praia - the capital of Cape Verde on Sao Tiago Island
Translations
Kapverdy
Kap Verde
Roheneemesaared
Kap Verde
Zelenortska Republika
Zöld-foki KöztársaságZöld-foki-szigetek
カーボベルデ
Kaapverdië
Republika Zielonego Przylądka
Cabo Verde
Capul Verde
Kap Verde
References in classic literature ?
The master of the merchantman assured him that from the position at which they had picked him up, and the prevailing winds for the past week he could have been on no other island than one of the Cape Verde group, which lie off the West Coast of Africa in about 16x or 17x north latitude.
The horrid thing seems to bring nothing but murder and misfortune to those who have anything to do with it, for three days after we sailed from the Cape Verde Islands our own crew mutinied and killed every one of their officers.
They would have to cross the chain which separates the basin of the Niger from the basin of the Senegal, and determines the course of the water-shed, whether to the Gulf of Guinea on the one hand, or to the bay of Cape Verde on the other.
A single survivor in an open boat was picked up off the Cape Verde Islands, in a dying condition.
The continued drought is taking an increasing toll on Cape Verde's morale.
Summary: Praia - Moroccan State Secretary to the Foreign Ministry, Mohamed Ouzzine, arrived in Cape Verde, on Sunday evening, on a work visit.
Africa Command, was recently presented with the 2nd Classe da Medalha de Servicos Relevantes (Second Class Medal for Relevant Services) by the Cape Verde minister of national defense in Praia, Cape Verde.
May 30, 2010 (KHARTOUM) -- Sudan and the Republic of Cape Verde have established diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial, the foreign ministry announced on Sunday.
Meeting Jose Maria Neves, Cape Verde's prime minister, on Friday, she praised the island nation's government as "a model of democracy and economic progress in Africa".
"Today there are 320 Cuban physicians working in the country, and 52% of Cape Verde's doctors have studied in Cuba."
Summary: Problems related to logistics and security for the more than 300 members of his delegation have forced Moroccan King Mohamed VI to postpone his visit to Cape Verde, which was initially scheduled to take place in the month of May, was re-scheduled for June and has now been put off indefinitely.
Graham Hughes, 30, was thrown into a filthy Cape Verde jail on Wednesday.