Afars and Issas
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Definition of the noun afars and issas
What does afars and issas mean as a name of something?
- a country in northeastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; formerly under French control but became independent in 1997
- lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
- synonyms of Afars and Issas: Djibouti / Republic of Djibouti
- instance of: African country / African nation = any one of the countries occupying the African continent
- part of: Horn of Africa / Somali peninsula = a peninsula of northeastern Africa (the easternmost part of Africa) comprising Somalia and Djibouti and Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia; Africa = the second largest continent
- part: capital of Djibouti / Djibouti = port city on the Gulf of Aden
- member of: Arab League = an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
- member: Djiboutian = a native or inhabitant of Djibouti
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by The Diagram Group,
In1967, the colony was renamed the French Territoryofthe Afars and Issas, some say to emphasize the division.Since independence in 1977, therehave been clashes between theIssa, whohave dominated the government,and the Afar.
by Don Rubin
Afars and Issas, however, have been fight— ing each other for control of the country ever since and French troops have retained a presence. With the high cost of continuing warfare, the gov— ernment through the years has had to sustain itself ...
by Don Rubin (Series Editor)
Afars and Issas, however, have been fight- ing each other for control of the country ever since and French troops have retained a presence.
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