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IPACapitalEtymology
nairo:bi'cool waters'
mɐputunamed for a river
keʲp taʊn / kɑːpstat †named for its geographic location
bluːmfɒnteɪn / blumfɔntəi̯n †'fountain of flowers'
pɾajɐ'beach'
tara:bulus'three cities'
loʊbɑːmbə ‡uncertain origin
mæzəru'place of the red sandstone'
dodo:ma'it has sunk'
gitegauncertain origin
addis abəba'new flower'
æsmɑːrə'live in peace'
pɔʁtɔnɔvo'new port'
bamako'crocodile river'
n(ə)dʒamena'place of rest'
poːlwinamed for a French king
hərɑːreɪuncertain origin, possibly named for Shona chieftain or 'he does not sleep'
bʁazavilnamed for a French explorer
ælqɑːhɪɾɑ / mɑsˤɾ'the vanquisher' or 'the conqueror'
mo:ro:ni:'at the river'
kiɡɑɾí named for local mountain
kinʃasauncertain origin
waɡaduɡu'where people get honor and respect'
vil də dʒibuti / madi:na dʒi:bu:ti:uncertain origin, possibly 'land of Thoth' or named for a palm fiber doormat
mʉqdɪʃɔ / muqadiːʃuː'the seat of the Shah'
bɑ̃ɡinamed for a river
lo:me'among the alo plants'
prɪtɔːriə †named for a Boer leader
njamɛ'shore where it [tree] draws water'
IPACapitalEtymology
fritaʊnnamed as being formerly settled by freed slaves
əkrɑː'ants'
bisaʊuncertain origin
vəntɦuːk'wind corner'
aʁaba:tˤ'stronghold of victory'
lɪlɒŋweɪ / ɽiɽoᵑɡʷenamed for a river
libʁvil'free town'
kɑːrtuːmuncertain origin, possibly 'trunk/hose' or 'place where rivers meet'
ɡæbəɹəʊni / χabʊrʊnɛnamed for a chief
viktɔʁjanamed for a British monarch
mənroʊviənamed for an American president
ald͡ʒazaːʔir'the islands'
sɐ̃w̃ tomɛnamed for a saint
ʌmbɑːbɑːneɪ / ɛ́ᵐbʱáɓánɛ ‡named for a chief
dʒuːbəalternative name for the Bari people
kɒnəkri'wine and cheese producer of the other bank'
dakaʁuncertain origin, possibly 'who settled there will be peace' or 'tamarind'
abidʒɑ̃ *'I just cut the leaves'
luːsɑːkənamed for a local chief
bændʒuːl'fiber'
əbuːdʒə'Abu the Red' or 'Abubakar the fair one'
kampaːla / kæmpɑːlə'that it is of the impala'
malaβonamed for last king of the Bubi
luɐ̃dɐ'value' or 'traded'
tu:nusuncertain origin, possibly rel. to Phoenician goddess Tanith or 'camp at night'
jɑːʊndeɪ / jaundenamed for a local ethnic group
tananaʁiv / antananarivʷ'city of the thousand'
nuwa:kʃu:tˤ'place of the winds'
jamusukʁo *named for a queen

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