French Guinea

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French Guinea

(Placename) a former French territory of French West Africa: became independent as Guinea in 1958


(ˈgɪn i)

n., pl. -eas for 4, 5.
1. a coastal region in W Africa, extending from the Gambia River to the Gabon estuary.
2. Formerly, French Guinea. an independent republic in W Africa, on the Atlantic coast. 7,538,953; ab. 96,900 sq. mi. (250,971 sq. km).Cap.: Conakry.
3. Gulf of, a part of the Atlantic Ocean that projects into the W coast of Africa and extends from Ivory Coast to Gabon.
4. (l.c.) a former money of account of the United Kingdom, equal to 21 shillings: still used in quoting fees or prices.
5. (l.c.) a gold coin of Great Britain issued 1663–1813, worth 21 shillings.
Guin′e•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.French Guinea - a republic in western Africa on the AtlanticFrench Guinea - a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
capital of Guinea, Conakry, Konakri - a port and the capital of Guinea
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Niger, Niger River - an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
Guinean - a native or inhabitant of Guinea
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Formerly known as French Guinea, it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbor Guinea-Bissau and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Their topics include the Boubou Penda-Ernest Noirot affair of 1905 in French Guinea, and African court elders in the Kenyan province of Nyanza moving from traditional to modern between 1930 and 1960.
In 1769 Isabel Grameson, an upper-class Peruvian woman who lived her life close to home, set out across the Andes and down the Amazon to rejoin her husband in French Guinea.
In addition to local telephony, mobile telephony, and broadband data services in Malaysia, Telekom Malaysia provides international telecommunications in South East Asia, Asia Pacific and other selected markets, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, French Guinea, Malawi, and South Africa.
Formerly known as the French Guinea it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbor Guinea-Bissau.
Event: GE Americom Satellite Webcast Launch What: Tune in to see the launch of GE-8, an advanced C-band satellite to be located at 139 degrees West Longitude, aboard an Ariane 5 launcher from Kourou, French Guinea.
Another horse to watch out for is the French Guineas winner Ervedya.
Andre Fabre's Make Believe ran out the three-length winner of the French Guineas at Longchamp and, despite encountering the quickest terrain of his career, is expected to keep the favourite honest.
Jean-Claude Rouget's French Guineas heroine Ervedya adds Gallic flair to the Group One contest.
The French Guineas winner Karakontie appeared not to stay and finished eighth.
Botti said: "Al Thakhira ran well at Newbury but we will save her for the French Guineas instead of Newmarket, where the ground will probably be fast enough for her.
It is hard to judge whether he has improved since the French Guineas, but condition-wise, he looks a picture.