COMORO

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COMORO, or COMMORRO, or GOMARA ISLANDS ; islands in the Indian ocean, between the northern extremity of Madagascar and the continent of Africa. They are four in numberAngareja (called also Comoro), Mohilla, Johanna and Mayotta. The inhabitants are uncivilized, but harmless. Europeans have never formed settlements there. These islands are extremely fertile, well stocked with cattle, sheep, hogs, and birds of various kinds. They produce, likewise, sweet and sour oranges, citrons, bananas, honey, sugarcanes, rice, ginger, cocoanuts, &c. They are situated between lat. 11° 20/ and 13° & S., and Ion. 43° W and 45° 3C E. The population, consisting of Negroes and Arabs, is estimated at 20,000.