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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.

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

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea

nGuinea Equatoriale

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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It has also paid tribute to different women from all over the world who have disappeared, who have fought in a direct or indirect way for the integration of women in society and Equatorial Guineans that contribute to the socio-cultural development of our country, among which the First Lady, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, for her great humanitarian work in supporting the most disadvantaged social classes.
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.
The next day--8 March 2004--15 suspected mercenaries, who had preceded the Harare group to Equatorial Guinea, with a cover story that they were there to set up a fishing and tourism business in partnership with some Equatorial Guineans, were arrested.
Qualified young Equatorial Guineans are returning home to fill a growing number of posts and, for the first time in the country's history, a middle class is taking shape.
Equatorial Guineans accused in the alleged plot received more leniency.
From the National Parliament " we are inculcating the culture of respect for the law, and we are making people see that all Equatorial Guineans must submit to the law and that no one is above it, " he concluded.
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.
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.