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Equatorial Guinea

E·qua·to·ri·al Guin·ea

 (ē′kwə-tôr′ē-əl gĭn′ē, ĕk′wə-)
A country of west-central Africa including islands in the Gulf of Guinea. Originally inhabited by Pygmy and Bantu peoples, it was settled by the Portuguese after 1472. Portugal ceded the largest island (Bioko) to Spain in 1778, and the mainland territory (Río Muni) came under Spanish rule in 1885. This colony, known as Spanish Guinea, gained independence in 1968. Malabo is the capital and the largest city.
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Equatorial Guinea

n
(Placename) a republic of W Africa, consisting of Río Muni on the mainland and the island of Bioko in the Gulf of Guinea, with four smaller islands: ceded by Portugal to Spain in 1778; gained independence in 1968. Official languages: Spanish and French. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: franc. Capital: Malabo. Pop: 704 000 (2013 est). Area: 28 049 sq km (10 830 sq miles). Former name (until 1964): Spanish Guinea
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E′quato′rial Guin′ea


n.
a republic in W equatorial Africa: formerly a Spanish colony; gained independence 1968. 465,746; 10,824 sq. mi. (28,034 sq. km). Cap.: Malabo. Formerly, Spanish Guinea.
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Noun1.Equatorial Guinea - a country of west central Africa (including islands in the Gulf of Guinea)Equatorial Guinea - a country of west central Africa (including islands in the Gulf of Guinea); became independent from Spain in 1968
Bioko - an island in the Gulf of Guinea that is part of Equatorial 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
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Translations
Rovníková Guinea
Ækvatorialguinea
Päiväntasaajan Guinea
Ekvatorijalna GvinejaEkvatorska Gvineja
Egyenlítői Guinea
赤道ギニア
적도 기니
Ekvatorialna Gvineja
Ekvatorialguinea
ประเทศอิเควทอเรียลกินี
nước Ghi nê Xích đạo

Equatorial Guinea

nGuinée f équatoriale
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Equatorial Guinea

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Equatorial Guinea

nGuinea Equatoriale
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Equatorial Guinea

غينيا الِاسْتِوائيَّة Rovníková Guinea Ækvatorialguinea Äquatorialguinea Ισημερινή Γουϊνέα Guinea Ecuatorial Päiväntasaajan Guinea Guinée Équatoriale Ekvatorijalna Gvineja Guinea Equatoriale 赤道ギニア 적도 기니 Equatoriaal-Guinea Ekvatorial-Guinea Gwinea Równikowa Guiné Equatorial Экваториальная Гвинея Ekvatorialguinea ประเทศอิเควทอเรียลกินี Ekvator Ginesi nước Ghi nê Xích đạo 赤道几内亚
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2 million.Equatorial Guinea struck oil in 1995 and that has helped give the country one of the world's highest GDP per capita ratios, although rights groups point out most Equatorial Guineans live in squalor.
Borough President's Markowitz and Diaz took pride in recognizing Equatorial Guineans that call Brooklyn and the Bronx home.
Africa: Equatorial Guineans voted Sunday in a referendum on a new constitution that would limit presidential terms to two and strengthen the small oil state s democracy.
Central to Ugarte's project is the theorizing of representations of exile and emigration among Equatorial Guineans as well as situating these particular patterns alongside or in comparison to other historical diasporic practices.
Under Macias, hundreds of thousands of Equatorial Guineans were murdered in the political violence that took place in the country.
Promising students receive generous grants to study abroad and a considerable number of young Equatorial Guineans regularly return home brandishing degrees gained in countries such as Spain, Russia, Cuba, US, France and the UK.
Equatorial Guineans accused in the alleged plot received more leniency.
Equatorial Guinea has also provided technical assistance to the local United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to improve the effectiveness of its assistance program and has implemented a host of health programs geared toward improving the health of Equatorial Guineans. Basic health indicators such as rates of infant and child mortality have been improving steadily in the country, and the government is widely recognized for its efforts to eradicate malaria.