a republic in central Africa: a member of the French Community. 238,000 sq. mi. (616,420 sq. km).
a landlocked country of central Africa: joined with Chad as a territory of French Equatorial Africa in 1910; became an independent republic in 1960; a parliamentary monarchy (1976–79); consists of a huge plateau, mostly savanna, with dense forests in the south; drained chiefly by the Shari and Ubangi Rivers. Official language: French; Sango is the national language. Religion: Christian and animist. Currency: franc. Capital: Bangui. Pop: 5 166 510 (2013 est). Area: 622 577 sq km (240 376 sq miles) Former names (until 1958) Ubangi-Shari, (1976–79) Central African Empire French name République Centrafricaine (repyblik sɑ̃trafrikɛn)
of or relating to the Central African Republic, its inhabitants, or their language. an inhabitant or native of the Central African Republic.
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