- Italian Somaliland
a former Italian colony and trust territory in E Africa: now part of the Democratic Somali Republic.
* * *Former Italian colony, eastern Africa.It extended south from Cape Asir to the boundary of Kenya, occupying an area of 178,218 sq mi (461,585 sq km). Italy obtained control of it in 1889 and it was incorporated as a state in Italian East Africa in 1936. Britain invaded in 1941 and retained control until it became a UN trust territory under Italian administration in 1950. In 1960 it was united with British Somaliland to form the independent Republic of Somalia.
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Italian Somaliland — former Italian colony on the E coast of Africa: merged with British Somaliland to form Somalia … English World dictionary
Italian Somaliland — /ɪˌtæljən səˈmalilænd/ (say i.talyuhn suh mahleeland) noun a former Italian colony in eastern Africa; united with British Somaliland to become the independent republic of Somalia in 1960 … Australian English dictionary
Italian Somaliland — geographical name former Italian colony E Africa bordering on Indian Ocean capital Mogadishu; since 1960 part of Somalia … New Collegiate Dictionary
Italian Somaliland — Ital′ian Soma′liland n. geg a former Italian colony in E Africa: now part of Somalia … From formal English to slang
Italian Somaliland — a former Italian colony and trust territory in E Africa: now part of the Democratic Somali Republic … Useful english dictionary
Italian Somaliland — Indian Ocean coast of what is now southern Somalia … Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games
Italian Somaliland rupia — The rupia (plural: rupie , Somali: روپيا) was the currency in Italian Somaliland from 1909 to 1925. It was subdivided into 64 bese (singular: besa , Somali: بيزا), mirroring the Indian rupee whish was divided into 64 paisa (before decimalisation) … Wikipedia
Italian Somaliland lira — The lira was the currency of Italian Somaliland between 1925 and ca. 1938. It replaced the Italian Somaliland rupia at a rate of 8 lire = 1 rupia. Only coins were issued which circulated alongside Italian coins and banknotes. From 1938, banknotes … Wikipedia
Italian Somaliland somalo — The somalo (plural: somali , صومالي) was the currency of the Trust Territory of Somalia between 1950 and 1962. It was subdivided into 100 centesimi (singular: centesimo ).HistoryThe somalo was authorized by Trusteeship Administration Ordinance No … Wikipedia
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