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Comoros, Federal and Islamic Republic of the.

The Comoro Islands (Great Comoro, Anjouan, Mohéli, and Mayotte; in N Mozambique Channel, bet. NW Madagascar and SE Afr.) were under Muslim control until they came under Fr. control 1843–86. Indep. was declared 1975, but in 1976 Mayotte resolved to stay Fr. Area of the rep.: 838 sq. mi.; Ethnic groups: Arabs, Africans, East Indians. Official language: Fr.; others: Arabic, Comoran. Official religion: Islam.


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