African Countries Names You're Saying Wrong
African Countries Names You're Saying Wrong.
African Countries Names You're Saying Wrong. Ivory Coast, Cabo Verde and Gambia.
Ivory Coast name changed in 1986 to Cote d'Ivoire Foreign overseas traders and exporters solely according to the business and trade economies roughly divided Africa into four coasts; Pepper Coast, Ivory Coast, Gold Coast and the Slave Coast.
The French named the Côte d'Ivoire literally means Ivory Coast. Côte d'Ivoire was unofficially known as Costa do Marfim by the Portuguese, côte des dents or the teeth coast and the Ivory Coast reflecting the trade in ivory. The area that became the Ivory Coast on August 7, 1960 previously had been under French sovereignty. The state’s name changed from Ivory Coast to Cote D’Ivoire in 1986.
In 1986, the African government of Côte d'Ivoire declared the République de Côte d'Ivoire to be its formal name, and country must always be referred to by the French name.Despite this request by the government, the African country of Côte d'Ivoire is still incorrectly referred to as Ivory Coast for over 30 years. The entire world should feel they have to say Côte d'Ivoire, because that is what the Ivorian’s call their country. Instead of referring to their country by their oppressor’s name, the Ivory Coast, the government in 1986 established themselves as Côte d'Ivoire.
Côte d'Ivoire is French for Ivory Coast however using the English word Ivory denotes the county is a commodity in the former slave trade instead of an African country with life and energy.
Cabo Verde formally known as Cape Verde until 2013