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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ivory Coast, Cote d'Ivoire, Republic of Cote d'Ivoirenoun

    a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa


  1. Ivory Coastnoun

    A country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Côte d'Ivoire or Côte d'Ivoire.


  1. Ivory Coast

    Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located in West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. It borders Guinea and Liberia to the west, Burkina Faso and Mali to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) to the south. Prior to its colonization by Europeans, Ivory Coast was home to several states, including Gyaaman, the Kong Empire, and Baoulé. The area became a protectorate of France in 1843 and was consolidated as a French colony in 1893 amid the European scramble for Africa. It achieved independence in 1960, led by Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who ruled the country until 1993. Relatively stable by regional standards, Ivory Coast established close political and economic ties with its West African neighbors while at the same time maintaining close relations to the West, especially France. Ivory Coast experienced a coup d'état in 1999 and two religiously-grounded civil wars, first between 2002 and 2007 and again during 2010–2011. In 2000, the country adopted a new constitution.Ivory Coast is a republic with strong executive power vested in its president. Through the production of coffee and cocoa, the country was an economic powerhouse in West Africa during the 1960s and 1970s, though it went through an economic crisis in the 1980s, contributing to a period of political and social turmoil. In the 21st century, the Ivorian economy is largely market-based and still relies heavily on agriculture, with smallholder cash-crop production being dominant.The official language is French, with local indigenous languages also widely used, including Baoulé, Dioula, Dan, Anyin, and Cebaara Senufo. In total there are around 78 languages spoken in Ivory Coast. There are large populations of Muslims, Christians (primarily Roman Catholics) and various indigenous religions.


  1. ivory coast

    The Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. It is bordered by Liberia and Guinea to the west, Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Its political capital is Yamoussoukro, while its economic hub and largest city is Abidjan. The official language is French but several local languages are also widely spoken. The country is known for being one of the world's largest producers and exporters of coffee, cocoa beans, and palm oil.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ivory Coast

    a territory on the K. of the Gulf of Guinea, belonging partly to Liberia and partly to France and Britain.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ivory coast in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ivory coast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ivory coast in a Sentence

  1. Claude Dauphin:

    We went to the Ivory Coast on a mission to help the people of Abidjan, and to find ourselves arrested and in jail as a result has been a terrible ordeal for ourselves and our families.

  2. Fabrice Laurent:

    Origins is the only stockholder at the moment in Cipexi in Ivory Coast, where we have inherited two factories and some 600 employees of the company.

  3. Richard Scobey:

    We believe that any U.S. ban on cocoa imports from (Ivory Coast) will hurt, not help, it could push millions of poor farmers deeper into poverty, even though the vast majority of them are innocent of such practices.

  4. President Alassane Ouattara:

    I condemn in the strongest terms these heinous and cowardly attacks on innocent people, ivory Coast will not be intimidated by terrorists.

  5. Alassane Ouattara:

    I hear talk here and there that there are political tensions, it's not true. Ivory Coast wants to move forward.

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