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Term: Côte d'Ivoire

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Indigenous coastal settlements were isolated until Europeans arrived to exploit ivory & slaves in 15th cen.; French made treaty with native rulers in 1842, & fought hinterland Mandingos 1885-1886 to gain control of region; was part of French West Africa;official language is French, but over 60 local dialects are also spoken.

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