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A country consisting of three main islands and numerous islets of the Comoro Islands in the Indian Ocean off southeast Africa between Mozambique and Madagascar. Settled by peoples from Africa, Indonesia, and Arabia, the islands were ceded to France between 1841 and 1909. They declared their independence from France in 1975 (although Mayotte voted to remain a French territory). Moroni, on Grand Comoro Island, is the capital.


(ˈkɒməˌrəʊz; kəˈmɔːrəʊz)
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(Placename) a republic consisting of three volcanic islands in the Indian Ocean, off the NW coast of Madagascar; a French territory from 1947; became independent in 1976 except for Mayotte, the fourth island in the group, which chose to remain French. Official languages: Comorian, French, and Arabic; Swahili is used commercially. Religion: Muslim. Currency: franc. Capital: Moroni. Pop: 752 288 (2013 est). Area: 1862 sq km (719 sq miles). Official name: Union of the Comoros


(ˈkɒm əˌroʊz)

Federal Islamic Republic of the, a republic of three Comoro Islands: a former French territory; independence in 1975. 562,723; 719 sq. mi. (1862 sq. km). Cap.: Moroni.
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Noun1.Comoros - a country on the Comoro IslandsComoros - a country on the Comoro Islands  
Comoro Islands, Iles Comores - three main islands and numerous islets in the Indian Ocean between Mozambique and Madagascar
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