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.
The protocol covers a huge area from Florida and Mexico in the north, southwards to Guyana, Suriname and French Guinea, and eastwards to include the east Caribbean islands.
1, 1928, Kouroussa, French Guinea [now in Guinea]--d.
Formerly known as the French Guinea it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbor Guinea-Bissau.
of Although French Guineas winner The Gurkha is the 11/8 jolly, My Dream Boat is 7/2 (Coral) to add to the four-yearold's success at Ascot.
Won the French Guineas on soft side of good and should have won at Ascot on soft.
The race, considered as the apex for three-year-old milers, brought together three Guineas heroes, with Awtaad, winner of the Irish Guineas, and The Gurkha, the French Guineas topper, joining Hugo Palmer's charge for bragging rights.
Runaway French Guineas hero The Gurkha heads the raid with US Army Ranger still in the hunt despite failing to impress in the Chester Vase.