Djibouti

(redirected from French Somaliland)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to French Somaliland: Italian Somaliland, British Somaliland
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for Djibouti

port city on the Gulf of Aden

References in periodicals archive ?
In a September 1958 constitutional referendum, French Somaliland opted to join the French community as an overseas territory.
For decades, the French capitalised on this advantage by having Djibouti as a French colony, French Somaliland, the only French colony in East Africa.
Pan-Somali nationalism, with the goal of uniting the Somali-populated regions of French Somaliland (Djibouti), Kenya, and Ethiopia into a Greater Somalia remained the driving political ideology in the initial post-independence period.
France, the other big winner, got much of West and Central Africa--all the way from Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Chad, Benin (all these territories were then called French West Africa), to Gabon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville (forming French Equatorial Africa), to French Somaliland (modern Djibouti) in the northeast, and Madagascar in the southeast.
British Somaliland" (as they used to call it) existed as a separate entity until unification with Somalia in 1960, although its existence was temporarily interrupted between 1941 and 1948, first, by Italy's conquest and incorporation of Somaliland into the Italian East Africa Empire, and secondly, by the British re-conquest of Somaliland and the eventual unification of all Somali territories, with the exception of French Somaliland (which became Djibouti).
Pan-Somali nationalism, with the goal of uniting the Somali-populated regions of French Somaliland (Djibouti), Kenya and Ethiopia into a Greater Somalia, remained the driving political ideology in the initial post-independence period.
Full browser ?