/ˈkɒməroʊz/ (say 'komuhrohz)

the, a republic consisting of a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and the east African coast; a French territory before independence in 1976 when the island of Mayotte separated and decided to remain French; Mayotte remains under French administration but is claimed by the Republic of the Comoros. 1862 km2. Language: Arabic, French and Comorian (a variety of Swahili). Currency: Comorian franc. Capital: Moroni.
Official name, Union of the Comoros. Also, Comoro Islands. –Comorian, Comoran, noun, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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