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Volume I: National Reports 1980

Michel Robert1

The state of Comoro (l’Etat Comorien) is situated in the archipelago of that name (les Comores), which consists of four islands: Great Comoro, Anjouan, Mohilla and Mayotte lying between the coast of East Africa and Madagascar. The population of some 300000 people belongs mostly to the Islamic faith of the shāfi‘ī rite.

Mayotte was ceded to France in 1841; the other three islands became a French protectorate in…

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Michel Robert, “Comoro”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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