Comoros

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Etymology[edit]

Likely borrowed via French Comores. Ultimately from Arabic جَزِيرَة القَمَر(jazīra(t) al-qamar, Island of the Moon), later rendered Arabic جُزُرُ القَمَر(juzuru l-qamar, Islands of the Moon); for more see the etymology of Madagascar.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒm.ə.ɹoʊz/
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the Comoros

  1. An island country in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Eastern Africa. Official name: Union of the Comoros.
  2. An archipelago consisting of the Union of the Comoros and the French overseas department of Mayotte

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