Pronunciation: (vûrd), [key]
a republic consisting of a group of islands (Cape" Verde' Is'lands) in the Atlantic, W of Senegal in W Africa: formerly an overseas territory of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 360,000; 1557 sq. mi. (4033 sq. km). Cap.: Praia.
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