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Portuguese Guinea

  

      n      the former name (until 1974) of       Guinea-Bissau  
  Portuguese Guinean      adj, n  
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Guinea-Bissau  
      n   a republic in West Africa, on the Atlantic: first discovered by the Portuguese in 1446 and of subsequent importance in the slave trade; made a colony in 1879; became an independent republic in 1974. Official language: Portuguese; Cape Verde creole is widely spoken. Religion: animist majority and Muslim. Currency: peso. Capital: Bissau. Pop.: 1206000 (1998 est.). Area: 36125 sq. km (13948 sq. miles),   (Former name (until 1974))    Portuguese Guinea         

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