from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Côte d'Ivoire.

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  • n. A person from Côte d'Ivoire or of Ivorian descent.
  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Côte d'Ivoire or the Ivorian people.


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  • The Ivorian is a popular member of the dressing room but Wenger appeared to lose patience with him towards the end of last season after he conceded a last-gasp penalty at home to Liverpool, which led to the concession of two vital points.

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  • The Ivorian was a revelation last season and Newcastle have done well to hang on to him. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Now a player far more likely to sit on the bench and wait for his chances the Ivorian has been the subject of much speculation surrounding a potential move to Italy, and to be honest if Juventus offer a fee in the region of the supposed £8m valuation then Arsene Wenger would probably take it and perhaps the player himself would welcome a new challenge.

  • The Ivorian was the most persistent offender, but by no means the only one: Frédéric Piquionne and Kevin-Prince Boateng also missed clear opportunities, while Kuszczak deserved the credit for two further outstanding saves, from Boateng and O'Hara in either half.

    The Guardian World News

  • Some recall certain aspects of the colonial era with nostalgia, such as Ivorian Germaine Kouassi, 67, a retired civil servant who remembers that before 1960, "school was really free, we were given a pen-holder, a quill, all the supplies."

    Raw Story

  • Ouagadougou agreements of 2007, with a further promise to hold elections in 2008; the postponement of elections set for 2009; a tortuous process that went on for years to decide who was "Ivorian" enough, in this nation of immigrants, to vote; and finally the presidential runoff last month, in which Mr. Gbagbo's ally on the Constitutional Council threw out hundreds of thousands of votes in the country's north and declared his friend the winner.

    NYT > Global Home

  • David Silva twice linked with Balotelli in the 74th minute and when the latter's shot ricocheted into the path of Yaya Touré the Ivorian crashed home the winner.

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  • In Côte D'Ivoire, the U.N. peacekeeping mission has done similar work, helping to remove the brutal dictator, Laurent Gbagbo, put an end to the second Ivorian Civil War in the past decade, and facilitate the peaceful transition to democracy.

    Don Kraus: Next Steps to Protect

  • The residents of Abidjan's Abobo neighborhood say gunfire shook the area Wednesday as the new Ivorian army attacked its former ally, a group known as the Invisible Commandos.

    Ivorian Army Attacks Former Militia Allies

  • The two sides had fought alongside each other to depose former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo after he refused to accept his loss to Ouattara in last year's presidential election.

    Ivorian Army Attacks Former Militia Allies


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