The Republic o Cape Verde (i/ / (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, pronounced: [ˈkabu ˈveɾdɨ])) is an island kintra, spannin an archipelago o 10 islands locatit in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometres aff the coast o Wastren Africae. The islands, coverin a combined aurie o slichtly ower 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi), are o volcanic origin and while three o them (Sal, Boa Vista an Maio) are fairly flat, sandy an dry, the remainin anes are generally rockier an hae more vegetation. Acause o the infrequent occurrence o rainfall the oweraw landscape is no particularly green, despite wha the kintra's name suggests (verde is Portuguese for "green"). The name o the kintra stems insteid frae the nearbi Cap Vert, on the Senegalese coast.
- Lobban, p. 4.