American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A country of west-central Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. Previously inhabited by Pygmy and then Bantu-speaking peoples, the region was visited by the Portuguese in 1472 and settled by the French in 1841. It became part of French Equatorial Africa in 1910 and achieved independence in 1960. Libreville is the capital and the largest city. Population: 1,450,000.
- n. Country in Western Africa. Official name: Gabonese Republic.
- n. a republic on the west coast of Africa
- From Portuguese gabão ("cloak"), referring to the Komo estuary. (Wiktionary)
“In 1992, while touring Africa with his then-wife, Lisa Marie Presley, Jackson was given the royal title by villagers and King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV in Gabon, Ivory Coast.”
“Tropic Moon by Georges Simenon, 1933 Georges Simenon spent only a short time in Gabon during a two-month African journey in the summer of 1932, but he was able to turn the experience into a devastating sketch of French Equatorial decadence, stripped of exoticism, punctuated by adultery and murder, and palpably suffused with boredom, petty resentment and moral squalor.”
“New Liturgical Movement: Personal Parish for the Institute of Christ the King in Gabon skip to main | skip to sidebar”
“The new religions, Islam and Christianity, are just on the top," says a classic Naipaul informant, a lawyer and former university dean in Gabon; his punchline is a perfect short Naipaulian thematic sentence: "Inside us is the forest.”
“Seems I always root for the dysfunctional tribe (like Fang in Gabon, Timbira in Tocantins, Zhan Hu in China, and Ravu in Fiji).”
“… All of Gabon is humiliated beyond any consideration.”
“Bruno Ben Moubamba, presidential candidate in Gabon, uses new media to spread his message.”
“An election in Gabon has nothing to do with its equivalent in the western world.”
“Unfortunately, the recent turmoils in Gabon, Mauritania and Madagascar have made Francafrique feel very real to African bloggers and citizens.”
“Taking a page from Obama's playbook, his campaign is using the internet to mobilize a network of activists and supporters within Gabon and throughout the Diaspora.”
Looking for tweets for Gabon.