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An island of the eastern Comoro Islands in the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean. It remained a French territory after the other islands declared their independence in 1975.
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(French majɔt)
(Placename) an island in the Indian Ocean, northwest of Madagascar; administered by France. Pop (including Pamanzi): 186 026 (2004 est). Area: 374 sq km (146 sq miles)
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one of the Comoro Islands, in the Indian Ocean: a dependency of France. 77,300; 144 sq. mi. (373 sq. km).
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They are MPs Peter Mwathi (Limuru), Maoka Maore (Igembe North), Robert Mbui (Kathiani), Maina Kamanda (nominated) Joshua Kutuny (Cherangani) and former MPs Dennis Waweru (Dagoretti South) and Kabando wa Kabando (Mukurwe-ini).
"We are consulting with CDF committee chairman Maore Maoka because in South Imenti, we have 74 secondary schools and 135 primary schools which are in dire need of funding.
A dige mo mi, ch'a no son sletran con gie igi, che a si da le Veniesie, venitian d'i buoni e d'i maore."
It comprises a group of four main islands, one of which, Mayotte (Maore), remains under French administration (established as French Overseas Department in 2011).
Romaeo and Theaker dominated the competition by winning the team gold by maore than 11 marks.
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Pensavo a voi nella squallida casa di Maore. [...] Ho anche mangiato perche mi hanno invitato.
Moist L., Foley R., Barrett B., Maore F., White C., Klarenbach S., Culleton BF., Toneli M., & Manns BJ.
Worcester: Eunice Bakele; Ann Maore; Catherine Migwi; Josphat Mwangi; Evelyn Nabiswa; Patrick Nkariuki; Francis Rurua.
The Anglo-Leasing scam, which has its roots in President Arap Moi's former KANU government (it authorised a payment of over $13m commitment fee to the company), came to light three years ago when Maoka Maore, MP for Ntonyiri, made the disclosures in Parliament.