Guinea-Bissau
or formerly Portuguese Guinea geographical name republic W Africa S of Senegal; until 1974 a Portuguese colony capital Bissau area 13,948 square miles (36,265 square kilometers), population 1,036,000

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Guinea-Bissau — Guinea Bis|sau a small country in West Africa between Guinea and Senegal. Population: 1,316,000 (2001). Capital: Bissau. Guinea Bissau used to belong to Portugal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Guinea-Bissau — [gin′ēbi sou′] country in W Africa, on the coast between Guinea & Senegal: formerly a Portuguese territory, it became independent in 1973: 13,948 sq mi (36,125 sq km); pop. 777,000; cap. Bissau …   English World dictionary

  • Guinea-Bissau — /gin ee bi sow /, n. a republic on the W coast of Africa, between Guinea and Senegal: formerly a Portuguese overseas province; gained independence in 1974. 1,178,584; 13,948 sq. mi. (36,125 sq. km). Cap.: Bissau. Formerly, Portuguese Guinea. * *… …   Universalium

  • Guinea-Bissau — República da Guiné Bissau Republik Guinea Bissau …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Guinea Bissau — Republica da Guiné Bissau Republik Guinea Bissau Flagge …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Guinea-Bissau — Para otros usos del término Guinea, véase la página de desambiguación República da Guiné Bissau República de Guinea Bissau …   Wikipedia Español

  • Guinea-Bissau — Infobox Country native name = pt. República da Guiné Bissau conventional long name = Republic of Guinea Bissau common name = Guinea Bissau demonym = Guinean symbol type = Emblem national motto = Unidade, Luta, Progresso spaces|2(Portuguese) Unity …   Wikipedia

  • Guinea-Bissau — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Guinea Bissau <p></p> Background: <p></p> Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea Bissau has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. In 1980 …   The World Factbook

  • Guinea-Bissau — Gui|nea Bis|sạu [gi… ]; s: Staat in Westafrika. * * * Guinea Bissạu     Kurzinformation:   Fläche: 36 125 km2   Einwohner: (2000) 1,3 Mio.   Hauptstadt: Bissau   Amtssprac …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Guinea-Bissáu — Para otros usos del término Guinea, véase la página de desambiguación Guinea Bissáu es un país del oeste de África, y uno de los países más pequeños del África Continental. Limita con Senegal al norte, y Guinea al sur y al este, y con el Océano… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Guinea-Bissau — noun a republic on the northwestern coast of Africa; recognized as independent by Portugal in 1974 • Syn: ↑Republic of Guinea Bissau, ↑Guine Bissau, ↑Portuguese Guinea • Instance Hypernyms: ↑African country, ↑African nation …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”