Meaning of Ivory Coast

I'vory Coast'

Pronunciation: (ī-vôr'ē-un, ī-vōr'-), [key]
  1. a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa; gained independence 1960. 12,100,000; 127,520 sq. mi. (330,275 sq. km).Political Cap.:Yamoussoukro.Commercial Cap.:Abidjan. French,
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