Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The largest city and former official capital of Côte d'Ivoire, in the southeast of the country on an enclosed lagoon of the Gulf of Guinea. Although Yamoussoukro was designated the new capital in 1983, Abidjan remains the administrative center.

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  • proper noun The de facto capital and largest city of Côte d'Ivoire.
  • adjective usually capitalized Of or relating to Abidjan.
  • adjective usually capitalized Of the style prevalent in Abidjan.

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  • noun city recognized by the United States as the capital of the Ivory Coast; largest city of the Ivory Coast

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Examples

  • ABIDJAN: At least five people have been killed in recent attacks on camps of the Baule ethnic group in Ivory Coast, informed sources in Abidjan said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ABIDJAN AFP - Armed clashes erupted in Abidjan and in central Ivory Coast on Thursday, leaving at least six dead and many more hurt, as the stand-off between two self-declared presidents spread to the streets.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • ABIDJAN AFP - Bloody clashes erupted in Abidjan and central Ivory Coast on Thursday, leaving at least 11 dead and many more hurt, as the stand-off between two self-declared presidents spread to the streets.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • ABIDJAN - More than 4,000 people held a peaceful march Thursday in Abidjan to protest what they said was a pro-presidential line taken by Ivory Coast's state television with elections due in weeks.

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  • ABIDJAN - More than 4,000 people held a peaceful march Thursday in Abidjan to protest what they said was a pro-presidential line taken by Ivory Coast's state television with elections due in weeks.

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  • ABIDJAN AFP - Armed clashes erupted in Abidjan and in central Ivory Coast on Thursday, leaving at least six dead and many more hurt, as the stand-off between two self-declared presidents spread to the streets.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • ABIDJAN - More than 4,000 people held a peaceful march Thursday in Abidjan to protest what they said was a pro-presidential line taken by Ivory Coast's state television with elections due in weeks.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • Three days of waiting for results added to the country's political tensions, with many shops in Abidjan's Treichville commercial neighborhood closed and people stockpiling food and fuel in case of violence.

    Ivory Coast Presidential Vote Headed for Second Round Runoff

  • Three days of waiting for results added to the country's political tensions, with many shops in Abidjan's Treichville commercial neighborhood closed and people stockpiling food and fuel in case of violence.

    Ivory Coast Presidential Vote Headed for Second Round Runoff

  • The wait for results added to the country's political tension, with many shops in Abidjan staying closed or closing early and people stockpiling food and fuel in case of trouble.

    Current President, Former Prime Minister Leading Ivory Coast Vote

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