Grain Coast


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Grain Coast

 (grān)
A historical region of western Africa along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, roughly corresponding to present-day Liberia. It was named for its once-thriving trade in grains of paradise.
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Nelson III, who is also Liberian, are co-pastors of Grain Coast Fellowship Church in Cranston, R.
Portuguese explorers established contacts with Liberia as early as 1461 and named the area Grain Coast because of the abundance of "grains of paradise" (Malegueta pepper seeds).
Published in London in 1786, his Plan of a Settlement to be made near Sierra Leona, on the Grain Coast of Africa described a country so fertile, and with such a salubrious climate, that Granville Sharp and other philanthropists quickly saw it as an ideal location for the resettlement of the Black Poor.