Definition of Djibouti in US English:

Djibouti

(also Jibuti)

proper noun

  • 1A country on the northeastern coast of Africa; population 900,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Djibouti; languages, Arabic and French (official), Somali and other Cushitic languages.

    The territory became a French protectorate under the name of French Somaliland in 1897. It was renamed the French Territory of the Afars and Issas in 1946 because the Afars and the Issas are the country's two main ethnic groups. In 1977, the country achieved independence as the Republic of Djibouti

    1. 1.1 The capital of Djibouti, a port at the western end of the Gulf of Aden; population 583,000 (est. 2007).

Pronunciation

Djibouti

/dʒəˈbudi//jəˈbo͞odē/