Portuguese Guinea

Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Portuguese Guinea

(Placename) the former name (until 1974) of Guinea-Bissau
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


a republic on the W coast of Africa, between Guinea and Senegal: formerly a Portuguese overseas province; gained independence in 1974. 1,234,555; 13,948 sq. mi. (36,125 sq. km). Cap.: Bissau. Formerly, Portuguese Guinea.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Portuguese Guinea - a republic on the northwestern coast of AfricaPortuguese Guinea - a republic on the northwestern coast of Africa; recognized as independent by Portugal in 1974
Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau - the capital of Guinea-Bissau
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Zika virus strain detected in Guinea-Bissau was the African strain (1) originally detected in Africa in 1947 and in Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea-Bissau) during 1964-1965 (2).
The match between West Rovers and Portuguese Guinea which kicked off at 7:00pm had Chief Obafemi Awolowo as the special guest who also commissioned the floodlights.
Rusty plum aphid, Hysteroneura setariae (Thomas) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) is native to North America and now distributed in many countries and regions of the world, including India, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Cameroun, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Portuguese Guinea, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Island, Canada, U.S.A., Honduras, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela (C.I.E.
Under the provisions of this Resolution, Cape Verde, Portuguese Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe and their dependencies, Sao Joao Baptista de Ajuda, Angola including the enclave of Cabinda, Mozambique, Goa and the State of India, Macau and dependencies, as well as Timor and dependencies, were within the UN legal capacity of being studied as non-self-governing territories (UN, Resolution 1542, p.
Nevertheless, in 1956, Amilcar Cabral, a Cape Verdean, and a group of Cape Verdeans and Guinea-Bissauans organized (in Guinea-Bissau) the clandestine African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC), which demanded improvement in economic, social, and political conditions in Cape Verde and Portuguese Guinea and formed the basis of the two nations' independence movement.
Among Portugal's African possessions, rubber was most significant for Portuguese Guinea. It was the colony's eighth most valuable export in 1938, albeit accounting for only 0.7 percent of total exports.

Full browser ?