Definition of Côte d'Ivoire in English:

Côte d'Ivoire

Pronunciation /ˌkəʊt diːˈvwɑː//kot divwaʀ/

proper noun

  • A country in West Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea; population 22,700,000 (estimated 2015); languages, French (official), West African languages; capital, Yamoussoukro.

    The area was explored by the Portuguese in the late 15th century. Subsequently it was disputed by traders from various European countries, who mainly sought ivory and slaves. It was made a French protectorate in 1842 and became a fully independent republic in 1960

    Also called Ivory Coast

Pronunciation

Côte d'Ivoire

/ˌkəʊt diːˈvwɑː//kot divwaʀ/