Definition of Gabonese in US English:

Gabonese

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of Gabon or its people.

    ‘the Gabonese head of state’
    • ‘This is what makes urban Gabonese music unique, responsive and a genuine beat of Africa's true heart.’
    • ‘The 13,600 square kilometer park sits in northeastern Congo, near the Gabonese border to the west and Cameroon to the north.’
    • ‘Gabonese languages were not written down until the nineteenth century.’
    • ‘He worked for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization before going to work for the Gabonese government.’
    • ‘The quick Gabonese striker has been in prolific form in Ligue 1 this season, scoring 17 goals in 30 matches.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Gabon.

    ‘many Gabonese believe that drugs are a serious problem in their country’
    ‘the Gabonese scored a nice double’
    • ‘The use of a common language is extremely helpful in the cities, where Gabonese from all of the different ethnic groups come together to live.’
    • ‘The striker is hoping to be the first Gabonese to win the award.’
    • ‘The Archbishop of Libreville told the congregation that all Gabonese must learn to welcome each other with respect.’
    • ‘I am a young Gabonese who has listened to your music for 7 years.’
    • ‘The team had taken the lead 25-22 but the Gabonese recovered to win the second set 25-27.’

Pronunciation

Gabonese

/ˌɡabəˈnēz//ˌɡæbəˈniz/