British-somaliland meaning

A former British protectorate of eastern Africa in present-day northwest Somalia on the Gulf of Aden. It was combined with Italian Somaliland in 1960 to form Somalia.
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Former British protectorate in E Africa: merged with Italian Somaliland (1960) to form Somalia.
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(historical) A former British protectorate in Africa, now part of Somalia.
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