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Largest city and chief seaport in Côte d’Ivoire, located in the southeastern part of the country. The cultural and economic center of the Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan surrounds the ...

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World Encyclopedia

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... Former capital of the Ivory Coast, situated on Ebrié Lagoon, inland from the Gulf of Guinea. A chief port and commercial centre, Abidjan was founded by French colonists at the end of the 19th century. Although it lost capital status to Yamoussoukro in 1983 , Abidjan remains a cultural and economic centre. Industries: textiles, sawmilling. Pop. ( 2005 )...

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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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...Abidjan , Côte d’Ivoire According to popular tradition, when asked where they were by a group of French settlers, some local women replied ‘ T’chan m’bi djan ’ ‘Coming from gathering leaves’ from m’bi ‘leaves’ and djan ‘to gather’ or ‘to cut’. With misunderstanding on both sides, the French named the town Abidjan. Founded in 1903 , it replaced Bingerville as the capital of the French Ivory Coast Colony in 1934 and remained the capital when the country became independent in 1960 . The legislative capital was moved to Yamoussoukro in 1983 , but...

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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...Volta city of Bobo-Dioulasso , the French moved the colonial capital from nearby Bingerville to Abidjan and began building a series of bridges between the mainland and the lagoon islands. The completion of the Vridi Canal in 1950 , followed by the construction of a port on the barrier island of Petit-Bassam, made Abidjan the colony's center of industry and shipping. The opening of the port also dramatically increased the city's wealth and population, and Abidjan has since become the most populous city in the Côte d’Ivoire. As of 2006 the population was an...

Bourse des Valeurs de Abidjan

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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...des Valeurs de Abidjan (Ivory Coast) . Avenue Marchand, 01 BP 1878, CI-Abidjan 01 (tel. 225 21 57 83; fax 225 22 16...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • Abadan , Abidjan, adhan, Amman, Antoine, Arne, Aswan, Avon, Azerbaijan, Baltistan, Baluchistan, Bantustan, barn, Bhutan, Dagestan, darn, dewan, Farne, guan, Hahn, Hanuman, Hindustan, Huascarán, Iban, Iran, Isfahan, Juan, Kazakhstan, khan, Koran, Kurdistan, Kurgan, Kyrgyzstan, macédoine, Mahon, maidan, Marne, Michoacán, Oman, Pakistan, pan, Pathan, Qumran, Rajasthan, Shan, Siân, Sichuan, skarn, soutane, Sudan, Tai'an, t'ai chi ch'uan, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Taklimakan, tarn, Tatarstan, Tehran, Tenochtitlán, Turkestan, Turkmenistan, tzigane, Uzbekistan,...

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Abidjan

Abidjan  

Largest city and chief seaport in Côte d’Ivoire, located in the southeastern part of the country.The cultural and economic center of the Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan surrounds the Ébrié Lagoon ...
Bourse des Valeurs de Abidjan

Bourse des Valeurs de Abidjan  

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(Ivory Coast).Avenue Marchand, 01 BP 1878, CI-Abidjan 01 (tel. 225 21 57 83; fax 225 22 16 57).
37 The History of the Book in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...africaines in Abidjan, the Centre d’édition et de production pour l’enseignement et la recherche in Yaoundé (both 1961 ), and, more significantly, Éditions CLE in Yaoundé, established in 1963 with German and Dutch church funding; the last remained for many years the only significant African publishing venue for local Francophone writers. However, in 1972 , the governments of Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, and Togo, along with French publishing interests, set up Les nouvelles éditions africaines (NEA) in Dakar, with branches in Abidjan and Lomé. NEA Dakar...

Cheikh M. Smith

Cheikh M. Smith  

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B. c.1949, Guinea, d. 3 September 1998, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. A talented pianist, Smith moved to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where he performed in nightclubs, offering his unique piano interpretations of ...
Dida

Dida  

Ethnic group of Côte d’Ivoire.The Dida primarily inhabit central coastal Côte d’Ivoire west of Abidjan. They speak a Niger-Congo language belonging to the Kru cluster. Approximately 200,000 people ...
Attié

Attié  

Ethnic group of Côte d’Ivoire; also known as the Atié, Akié and the Akyé.The Attié primarily inhabit the area directly north of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. They speak a Niger-Congo ...
Yamoussoukro

Yamoussoukro  

The capital of Côte d’Ivoire and birthplace of former president Félix Houphouët-Boigny.Located 249 km (155 mi) inland from the former capital of Abidjan, Yamoussoukro became the official capital of ...
Bouabré, Frédéric-Bruly

Bouabré, Frédéric-Bruly  

1923– Ivoirian visual artist and mystic.Not much is known about Frédéric-Bruly Bouabré’s early life. He was raised in the Daloa department of western Côte d’Ivoire, and the local Kru ...
Gouin

Gouin  

Ethnic group of West Africa; also known as the Guin and Kpen.The Gouin primarily inhabit far northern Côte d’Ivoire and southwestern Burkina Faso. They speak a Niger-Congo language and ...
Tou Kone Daouda

Tou Kone Daouda  

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B. 1955, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. One of the most popular soukous artists of the late 70s and early 80s, honey-voiced Daouda’s biggest hits were ‘Mon Coeur Balance’ in 1978 and ...

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