French West Africa


French West Africa
French West Africa is the (literal) English rendering of Afrique Occidentale française (abbreviated AOC), a geographical group of French colonies in West Africa under the supervisory authority of a single governor-general, comprising the following colonised countries (present names as independent republics in perenthesis if different): Dahomey (Benin), French Guinea (Guinea), the French Sudan (Mali), Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Upper Volta (Burkina Faso); the last governor-general was also the first of two successive High commissioners, charged with the transition to independence as independent republics, without a common administrative level

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  • French West Africa —    French West Africa ( Afrique occidentale française ) was by 1913 a federation of eight French colonial possessions in Africa that extended, on an East West axis, from Senegal on the Atlantic coast to the border of Chad and, on a North South… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • French West Africa — former French overseas territory in W Africa, including the present countries of Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin, & Niger …   English World dictionary

  • French West Africa —    Most of the countries that make up the former French West Africa are predominantly Muslim, with a large presence of Roman Catholicism and indigenous religions. The small Protestant communities that were planted by missionaries have maintained… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • French West Africa — a former French federation in W Africa, including Dahomey (now Benin), French Guinea, French Sudan (now Mali), Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Upper Volta (now Burkina Fasso). * * * Former federation of French dependencies, western… …   Universalium

  • French West Africa — French′ West Af′rica n. geg a former French federation in W Africa, including Dahomey (now Benin), French Guinea, French Sudan (now Mali), Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) …   From formal English to slang

  • French West Africa — geographical name former federation of French dependencies W Africa consisting of Dahomey, French Guinea, French Sudan, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, & Upper Volta …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • French West Africa — noun a former federation of eight French overseas territories in western Africa: Dahomey (now Benin), French Guinea (now Guinea), French Sudan (now Mali), Côte d Ivoire, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Dakar, and Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) …   Australian English dictionary

  • French West Africa — a former French federation in W Africa, including Dahomey (now Benin), French Guinea, French Sudan (now Mali), Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Upper Volta (now Burkina Fasso) …   Useful english dictionary

  • French West Africa — former colonies of France: Algeria, Chad, French Morocco, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Upper Volta …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games


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