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Arabic word of the Day 61# [Journey in Arabia 3# - Comoros Facts!]

Hello passengers! Today we’re going to take a long flight from our visit to Bahrain all the way to a beautiful island just off Africa’s east coast; Comoros! [don’t forget to put your seat belts on!]

1# The islands of Comoros are mostly volcanic with interiors that range from low hills to steep mountains.

2# Comoros has three official languages which are Comorian, Arabic and French.

3# Nearly 98% are Sunni Muslims and the remaining 2% are Roman Catholics.

4# Comoros is a “Federal republic”. It gained independence from France on 6, July 1975 and celebrate their National holiday every year.

5# The literacy rate is only 56.5% [the total percent of a population that can read and write] compared to 26 countries in the world acing with a literacy rate of 100%

6# The capital of Comoros since 1962 is Moroni which is also the largest city in the country situated on the island of Grande Comore.

7# Comoros is the largest producer of ylang-ylang which is an ingredient used in the making of fragrance oils.

8# Comoros’s population was only 734,917 in 2013.

9# The average life span here is 56 years

10# The climate of Comoros is tropical marine, with a rainy season from November to May… bit like the UK, you could say! I wouldn’t say that but ok!

11# There are around 20 species of bird that are endemic to Comoros, along with the Mongoose Lemur, which after being introduced from Madagascar, is now only found on 2 islands in Comoros!

12# Comoros offers one of the world’s largest coral atolls which parades hundreds of fish species, shells, and corals.

13# Comorian is the dominant native language. It is more of a Swahili dialect. It is transcribed in Arabic in its written form. Arabic is the second most dominant language. French comes in third, although it is the official language of instruction in schools and the main language of official business. However, less than half of the population speaks French.

14# Comoros was frequented by travelers from Africa, Madagascar, Indonesia, and Arabia before the first Europeans encountered the islands. Arabic influence has been the strongest.

15# Comorian youth organize village dances. Musical tastes are diverse; people enjoy Western popular music and reggae, as well as traditional dance music.

16# Comorians eat mostly imported rice, usually with a fish or meat sauce. Plentiful local fish (tuna, barracuda, wahoo, and red snapper) are the main source of protein. Cassava is eaten fried, boiled, or grilled. Taro, green bananas, breadfruit, and potatoes (both white and sweet) are often served. Chicken, goat, and imported beef are popular meats. Pork is forbidden by Islam.

17# The life expectancy in Comoros in 2016 was estimated at 63.7 years old. This may seem quite high, but if you compare this number to the UK’s life expectancy of 80.96 or Japan’s 83.98, it is quite low.

18# Accurate of 2017, Comoros’ population was 813,912 only but has one of the highest population densities in the world

18 Facts about Comoros today! Hope you enjoyed them and learnt something new because I did as well ;D Any more facts on this unique country, feel free to share them with us! That’d be great! ;)

Goodnight!

June 25, 2019

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

Thank you for this post and this few week series I am enjoying learning about different countries.

Who else besides me has never heard about this country before and had to look where Comoros was on the map? XD

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Well I've heard of it before and I certainly knew it was in Africa, but I didn't know where in Africa ;p I didn't know it was an Arabic country though but now I do! Thanks to you guys because I wouldn't have searched it up otherwise! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

Your welcome, anytime LOL


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

lol XD No Andres, you're not part of the "you guys"! ;p Just Kidding! ;3

Ps: Stop returning my lingots! :p


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

LOL I just don’t know why my thumb keeps twitching on the give lingot button.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

I just knew it by name XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliein

Moroni... weird name for a capital.

Thanks for the facts. I knew nothing about Comoros before reading these XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

The Arabic beta has arrived!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliein

Yep! The course taught me a new pronunciation for Libya: Liibya (or is 'Liibya' the only right pronunciation?)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Wait it's out? :o I thought it was, then someone posted that it wasn't @_@ 0.0 I'm checking right away!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

WOW Eliein you're on level 13!!!!!!! just wondering how can you earn that much of xp's?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

LOL XD How did you know how I feel?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

I'm a mind reader[so people say]. I can see into the depths of your brain[so people say]. XD

Nah I'm joking. It's the way I felt when Arabic was released into Beta[also me in the future finishing school ;p hehe].


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

OMG crashing GIF XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

Thanks XD

You changed your profile picture. Awwwwwwwwwwwww...... You look so cute.^-^ I wanna cuddle you to death[JK hehe ;p]

Reminds me I should change mine for a day. What do you want my profile pic to be sousou :) ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

Thanks!

Hmmm.... it's up to you, to be honest, I've no idea XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

'bit like the UK, you could say.' I laughed so bad that I fell off my bed. 'Tropical marine' more like weather lottery. One day it'll be snowing and like minus 1-5 then all of a sudden it's a heatwave. Sometimes I really don't understand ;p .

Nice facts on Comoros. Always thought it was in West Africa XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

XD Same! I was like "hmm today it rained! No, it is no way like the UK love! it doesn't end at May! shmucks we're at the end of June!" Also in Geography, I got this exam Q saying "prove that UK weather is getting more extreme" and I had a billion different arguments XD Only I made up the dates completely

I know that! But it is in the Arab league so YA! Don't get so vexed! Somalia's got its turn too ;p


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! I'm not getting vexed! I'm simply telling the truth. Sometimes it can hurt. We're a long way from the Somalia post[like a month]. It's not my fault I can't wait!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

There's not even a month's worth of countries in the Arab League! XD What is you were Yemeni [I think that's the last one...]


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

interesting! didn't know most of that!

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