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

  • An island of the eastern Comoros in the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean. It remained a French territory after the other islands declared their independence in 1975.

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  • proper n. An overseas department of France, formerly an overseas territorial collectivity, located between Africa's mainland and Madagascar.


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  • Tshiyembe and Wauthier both said that Paris wanted to demonstrate its active presence to the fourth island in the Comoro group, Mayotte, which is French.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Petit, who said he talked to Ferrend by telephone early morning, said telephone links between Mayotte, which is ruled by

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mayotte, which is part of the Comoros archipelago but elected to remain a French territory when the other, largely Moslem, islands declared their independence in 1975.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Investigators had found a document in his home showing he had shipped pizza ovens to Mayotte, a tropical island off the coast of Mozambique.

    FSA Gives Peek Into Crime-Fighting Methods

  • A recent report by Akamai Technologies Inc. said Cuba has the second slowest Internet speed in the world, besting only the tiny Indian Ocean-island chain of Mayotte.

    MILESTONE: Fiber-Optic Communications Cable Arrives In Cuba

  • So, yeah, I don't make too much of an apology for idolizing dudes like Tim Mayotte or Jaime Yzaga.

    A breakfast treat

  • In other news from last weekend, the tiny island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean voted to become "a French department".

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The third suspect, a Singaporean, is to appear before a Mayotte court this week in relation to the extradition request, which would see him also face charges of insider dealing.

    Insider Case: FSA Charges Ex-Banker and His Wife

  • The Financial Services Authority said a third suspect was arrested in Mayotte, a French overseas territory in the Comoros Islands, in connection with the case following the regulator's first-ever request for extradition of a suspect from abroad to face criminal charges in the U.K.

    Insider Case: FSA Charges Ex-Banker and His Wife

  • Correct me if I'm wrong, but the last time a permanent member cast a lone veto was France, which refused in 1976 to recognize its former colony Mayotte as part of newly-independent Comoros.

    Sharmine Narwani: Israel vs Turkey: Which Serves US Interests Better?


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