Gabon

geographical name
Ga·​bon | \gä-ˈbōⁿ \

Definition of Gabon 

country of western Africa on the Atlantic and bisected by the Equator; formerly a territory of French Equatorial Africa, since 1958 a republic; capital Libreville area 102,317 square miles (265,001 square kilometers), population 1,600,000

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Gabonese \ˌga-​bə-​ˈnēz, -​ˈnēs \ adjective or noun

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