Côte d'I·voire (dē-vwär) also I·vo·ry Coast (īvə-rē, īvrē)
A country of western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. Divided into various isolated kingdoms at the time of European discovery in the 15th century, it was organized as a French colony in 1893, became a part of French West Africa in 1904, and declared its independence in 1960. Yamoussoukro is the capital and Abidjan is the largest city and de facto administrative center.
I·vori·an (ī-vôrē-ən), I·voiri·an (ē-vwärē-ən) adj. & n.
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