Portuguese West Africa

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Portuguese West Africa

(Placename) a former name (until 1975) of Angola
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(æŋˈgoʊ lə)

a republic in SW Africa: formerly an overseas province of Portugal; gained independence Nov. 11, 1975. 11,177,537; 481,226 sq. mi. (1,246,375 sq. km). Cap.: Luanda. Formerly, Portuguese West Africa.
An•go′lan, adj., n.
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The volume includes information on mission publications' editing of Arnott's writing, biographical sketches of other missionaries who worked in Portuguese West Africa under the auspices of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and notes about the illustrations in her book.
Born into a Congregationalist family in Minnesota in 1873, Nellie Arnott graduated from high school in Illinois, worked five years as a home missionary in Georgia and Mississippi, and, after studying at the Moody Bible Institute and Oberlin College and a period in New York State to remedy a health problem, embarked for Portuguese West Africa in 1905 as a missionary.
WRONG (Harry points out) Barbados was formerly known as Portuguese West Indies, Angola was formerly known as Portuguese West Africa Very true, Harry, and that is what the original question was at the quiz at the Newton Park in Heaton.