Gorée, Île de

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geographical name Go·rée, Île de \ˈēl-də-gō-ˈrā\
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Goree Island

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Definition of Gorée, Île de

  1. island of Senegal in the harbor of the Atlantic formed by Cape Verde Prior to Senegal's independence, Iˆle de Gorée was under the control of a succession of European powers and served as a major slave-trading center in the 16th to 19th centuries.


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