Pronunciation: (ji-bOO'tē),[key] —n. 1. Formerly, French Somaliland, French Territory of the Afars and Issas. a republic in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: a former overseas territory of France; gained independence 1977. 286,000; 8492 sq. mi. (21,994 sq. km). Cap.: Djibouti.
2. a seaport in and the capital of this republic, in the SE part. 200,000. Also,Jibuti.