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

  • The capital and largest city of Equatorial Guinea, on Bioko in the Gulf of Guinea. It was founded as Port Clarence by the British in 1827, was renamed Santa Isabel when it passed to Spanish control in 1843, and finally was renamed Malabo in 1973.

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  • proper noun The capital of Equatorial Guinea.

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  • noun the capital and largest city of Equatorial Guinea on the island of Bioko in the Gulf of Guinea


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  • Lieutenant Joe Heal and his crew were taking food and water to a town called Malabo, or what's left of it.

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2005

  • CHINOY: Annan was taken for a tour of a town called Malabo (ph), is the main town on the west coast of Sumatra, had about 50,000 people before the disaster.

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2005

  • However, to find literary works in the country is still difficult as there are no book shops in Malabo, which is located in the island of Bioko, or in Bata, the biggest city on the mainland.

    BBC News - Home

  • The president is building a new capital, known as Malabo 2, next to the present one.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Yvonne Dwarka-Poku says young Africans want to tell the Malabo summit they want governments to lead, but are no longer willing to sit back and wait for the state to act.

    African Youth to Meet Leaders at AU Summit in June

  • She is concerned that leaders at the Malabo summit get a clear message about the evils of modern day slavery.

    African Youth to Meet Leaders at AU Summit in June

  • The ex-Rhodesian assassin in Alexandra Fuller's wonderful "Scribbling the Cat" 2005 found Christ, as did "Mad Mike" Hoare, whose 1978 Seychelles adventure had held the booby prize for worst-planned African coup until Simon Mann and Co. targeted Malabo.

    Combat Junkies

  • Malabo, an island that is part of country-in-disarray-next-door Equatorial Guinea, showed its peak through the clouds as well.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The main force and its commander, Simon Mann, were arrested the same day in Zimbabwe as they tried to load up guns and fly to Malabo.

    Combat Junkies

  • On March 7, 2004, he was arrested in Malabo, the capital of the African petrostate Equatorial Guinea, having been caught in flagrante trying to overthrow the country's dictator, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

    Combat Junkies


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