Definition of Cape Verde in US English:

Cape Verde

(also Cabo Verde, Cape Verde Islands)

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

Pronunciation

Cape Verde

/ˌkeɪp ˈvərd//ˌkāp ˈvərd/