Definition of Central African Republic in US English:

Central African Republic

proper noun

  • A country in central Africa; population 4,900,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Bangui; languages, French (official) and Sango.

    Former name (until 1958) Ubanghi Shari

Formerly a French colony, it became a republic within the French Community in 1958 and a fully independent state in 1960. Some stability was achieved when a civilian government was elected in 1993

Pronunciation

Central African Republic

/ˌsentrəl ˌafrəkən rēˈpəblik//ˌsɛntrəl ˌæfrəkən riˈpəblɪk/