French Equatorial Africa

(redirected from French Equatorial)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to French Equatorial: Federation of French Equatorial Africa

French Equatorial Africa

Formerly French Congo.
A former federation (1910-1958) of French territories in west-central Africa comprising the present-day countries of Chad, Gabon, Congo, and Central African Republic.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

French Equatorial Africa

n
(Placename) the former French overseas territories of Chad, Gabon, Middle Congo, and Ubangi-Shari (1910–58)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

French′ Equato′rial Af′rica


n.
a former federation of French territories in central Africa, including Chad, Gabon, Middle Congo (now People's Republic of the Congo), and Ubangi-Shari (now Central African Republic): each became independent in 1960.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Undaunted, he built a small hospital in Lambarene, then French Equatorial Africa, from what had been a chicken coop, and worked there until his death in 1965.
French Equatorial Africa was a large, landlocked area with a relatively small population, which had been the semi-fiefdom of private companies under French colonial rule and became a semi-fiefdom under barely competent military men after independence.
When World War II broke out, as part of the WAFF, units of the Gold Coast Regiment took part in the 1940 Allied invasions of Vichy-controlled French West Africa and French Equatorial Africa.
Chapters III, IV, and V examine the development of European medical practices in German East Africa, French Equatorial Africa, and British Uganda.
Gabon is in western Central Africa, and in Schweitzer's lifetime was part of French Equatorial Africa.
Anatolia (Turkey), Algeria (Numidia), Cambodia (Kampuchea), Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ho Chin Minh City (Vietnam), Saigon (South Vietnam), Iran (Persia), Iraq (Mesopotamia), Libya (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica), France (Gull), Myanmar (Burma), Mali (Sudanese Republic), Moldova (Moldavia), Namibia (South-West Africa), Central Africa Republic Chad (French Equatorial Africa), Korea South and North (Choson), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Tokyo, Japan (Edo), Taiwan (Formosa), Thailand (Siam), Tanzania (Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia), Zambia (Northern Rhodesia); St.
France, the other big winner, got much of West and Central Africa--all the way from Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Chad, Benin (all these territories were then called French West Africa), to Gabon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville (forming French Equatorial Africa), to French Somaliland (modern Djibouti) in the northeast, and Madagascar in the southeast.
Author and doctor Schweitzer established a hospital in Lambarene (now in Gabon) in 1913, what was then French Equatorial Africa.
His ads in November-December began to list the many minerals he obtained, including dioptase from "French Equatorial Africa," tarbuttite crystals on matrix from Northern Rhodesia, and many others.
These valiant soldiers from the metropolitan France and from every corner of overseas France, young men from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, sons of French West Africa and French Equatorial Africa, Madagascar and the Indian Ocean ...
After joining the Department in 1947, he served overseas in Germany, Denmark, Iraq, Belgium, French Equatorial Africa (where he helped introduce baseball to children), Somalia and Burundi.