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Scripts Габон(Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian)
Pronounced Pron. gə-BAWN(English) GA-BAWN(French) GAW-bon(Hungarian) GA-bawn(Polish) gu-BON(Russian) [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsCzech variant: Gabun
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Meaning & History
Derived from Portuguese gabão meaning "cloak, overcoat", used to refer to the shape of the estuary of the Komo River by Libreville. This is the name of a country in Central Africa along the Atlantic coast.