Equatorial Guinea(redirected from Equitorial Guinea)
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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.
(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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|Noun||1.||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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