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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.
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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)
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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.
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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
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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 Euro 680,000-a-year Fisheries Agreement between the European Union and the Cape Verde islands has been extended for one year until the end of June 2005.