Comoro Islands

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Com′o•ro Is′lands

(ˈkɒm əˌroʊ)
n.pl.
a group of islands in the Indian Ocean between N Madagascar and E Africa: formerly an overseas territory of France; now divided between the Comoros and France. 511,466; 863 sq. mi. (2235 sq. km).
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Noun1.Comoro Islands - three main islands and numerous islets in the Indian Ocean between Mozambique and Madagascar
Comoros, Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros - a country on the Comoro Islands
Indian Ocean - the 3rd largest ocean; bounded by Africa on the west, Asia on the north, Australia on the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean to the south
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Initial assessments point to extensive damage across the Comoros archipelago, with several villages flooded, power outages and roadblocks in the affected parts.
The Comoros Archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and the eastern coast of Africa.
An increase of fishers and overexploitation of fish stocks has presented a challenge in the Comoros archipelago, where roughly 140,000 people earn their livelihood from fishing.
Chamsidine is the first elected Governor of the autonomous island Anjouan in the Comoros archipelago, situated in the Indian Ocean.
Mayotte is the southeastern-most island of the Comoros archipelago. With its fantastic white sands and turquoise sea, it exudes beauty and is one of the best holiday destinations off the east coast of Africa.
Summary: The Comoros archipelago, consisting of three main islands in the Indian Ocean off the East African coastline, has been sadly left out in the cold while the rest of Africa has been marching on.
Mayotte - a small volcanic island of 374 km2 with 212,000 inhabitants, located in the Comoros archipelago - will become the EU's ninth outermost region (OR), on 1 January 2014(1).
Although leptospirosis in humans is suspected only on the islands associated with this study (10), incidence among humans in Mayotte, part of the Union of the Comoros archipelago, has been shown to be high and mainly associated with L.
Two weeks prior, she had returned from a 1-month stay in the Comoros archipelago (islands situated to the east of Mozambique), during which she had not taken antimalarial prophylaxis.
The country consists of the four islands in the volcanic Comoros archipelago as well as many smaller islands.
A doomed Yemeni Airbus 310-300 plunged into the ocean in bad weather off the Comoros archipelago last week where only one survivor.