Area Handbook for Ivory Coast

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GLOSSARY
abou-san-A system analogous to share-cropping, in which rights in land are divided into thirds, and its produce shared in varying 'proportions by the holder of the land and the man who works it.
AOF--Afrique Occidentale Française (French West Africa). Established by President of the French Republic on June 16, 1895, as the Gouvernement Général de Afrique Occidentale Française. Became AOF by a decree of 1904.
assimilation--The French policy aimed at political and cultural integration of colonial peoples into the French nation.
baccalauréat--A degree required for entrance to a French university.
BAO--Banque de I'Afrique Occidentale ( Bank of West Africa). A commercial bank; until World War I, the only one serving French West Africa.
BC--brevet commercial. The certificate indicating completion of a 4-year commercial vocational course.
BCEAO--Banque Centrale des états de I'Afrique de l'Ouest. The central bank, established in 1958.
BE--brevet élimentaire. The elementary certificate indicating completion of the first phase of secondary education.
BEPC--brevet d'étude du premier cycle. The certificate of the lower cycle of secondary study.
BI--Brevet industrielle. The certificate indicating completion of a 4-year industrial vocational course.
BICI--Banq'ue Internationale pour le Commerce et l'Industrie de la côte d'Ivoire. The successor in the Ivory Coast to the BNCI.
BNCI--Banque Nationale pour le Commerce et l'Industrie. A commercial bank serving all of French West Africa.
CAA--Caisse Autonome d'Amortissement. A credit institution established in 1959 to manage funds borrowed by the Ivory Coast Government.
CAM-certificat d'aptitude aux fonctions de moniteur. The certificate granted upon passing the examination for monitor--the fifth class of teacher.
CAP--certificat d'aptitude pédagogique. The certificate granted upon passing the examination for instituteur (fully qualified teacher--the third class of teacher.
Casablanca Group--Established by Ghana, Guinea, Mali, the United Arab Republic, Moracco, and the Provisional Government of Algeria in January 1961.

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