Definition of Cape Verde in US English:

Cape Verde

(also Cape Verde Islands, Cabo Verde)

proper noun

  • A country in Africa that consists of a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Senegal, named after the most western cape in Africa; population 521,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Praia; languages, Portuguese (official) and Creole.

    Previously uninhabited, the islands were settled by the Portuguese from the 15th century and later served as a trading center for African slaves. They remained a Portuguese colony until 1975, when an independent republic was established


Cape Verde

/ˌkāp ˈvərd//ˌkeɪp ˈvərd/