Meaning of French Equatorial Africa

French' Equato'rial Af'rica

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  1. a former federation of French territories in central Africa, including Chad, Gabon, Middle Congo (now People's Republic of the Congo), and Ubangi-Shari (now Central African Republic): each became independent in 1960.
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