It's nice to want to respect the wishes of the Ivorian government and use their chosen name. But language isn't a thing that's decreed from on high by an authority. Language is what the man in the street says. Dictionaries, for instance, must reflect the common usage of words - it's street usage that determines what is "right" in language, not governments.
In this case, if I said "Cote d'Ivoire" to the people I know, or even typed it in a message, I would look like a pompous buffoon. The standard accepted name for the country in everyday usage is the Ivory Coast.
Can you imagine if France decreed that Paris was to be pronounced "Paree" by foreigners, or Austria tried to force us to say and write "Wien" instead of Vienna? Anybody who said it would sound ludicrous and so people would reject it.
And, if Louisiana and Quebec can make the whole US and Canada count, what about French India and Guangzhouwan?
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