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Meaning of "Guinea-Bissau" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GUINEA-BISSAU

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GUINEA-BISSAU

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Guinea-Bissau is a noun.
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WHAT DOES GUINEA-BISSAU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau i/ˈɡɪni bɪˈsaʊ/, GI-nee-bi-SOW,, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west. It covers 36,125 km² with an estimated population of 1,600,000. Guinea-Bissau was once part of the kingdom of Gabu, as well as part of the Mali Empire. Parts of this kingdom persisted until the 18th century, while a few others were under some rule by the Portuguese Empire since the 16th century. In the 19th century, it was colonized as Portuguese Guinea. Upon independence, declared in 1973 and recognised in 1974, the name of its capital, Bissau, was added to the country's name to prevent confusion with Guinea. Guinea-Bissau has a history of political instability since independence, and no elected president has successfully served a full five-year term. On the evening of 12 April 2012, members of the country's military staged a coup d'état and arrested the interim president and a leading presidential candidate.

Definition of Guinea-Bissau in the English dictionary

The definition of Guinea-Bissau in the dictionary is a republic in West Africa, on the Atlantic: first discovered by the Portuguese in 1446 and of subsequent importance in the slave trade; made a colony in 1879; became an independent republic in 1974. Official language: Portuguese; Cape Verde creole is widely spoken. Religion: animist majority and Muslim. Currency: franc. Capital: Bissau. Pop: 1 660 870. Area: 36 125 sq km Former name : Portuguese Guinea.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GUINEA-BISSAU

Guin.
guinea
Guinea corn
guinea fowl
guinea grains
guinea hen
Guinea pepper
guinea pig
Guinea worm
Guinean
Guinever
Guinevere
Guinness
guipure
guipure lace
guiro
guisard
Guiscard

WORDS THAT END LIKE GUINEA-BISSAU

au
beau
Bissau
bureau
cadeau
chateau
Cocteau
Dessau
Esau
Frau
Herisau
Hesse-Nassau
Louis of Nassau
Nassau
nouveau
Palau
Pau
tau
Tokelau
Zwickau

Synonyms and antonyms of Guinea-Bissau in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Guinea-Bissau» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GUINEA-BISSAU

Find out the translation of Guinea-Bissau to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Guinea-Bissau from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Guinea-Bissau» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

几内亚比绍
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Guinea- Bissau
570 millions of speakers

English

Guinea-Bissau
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गिनी बिसाऊ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غينيا بيساو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Гвинея-Бисау
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Guiné-Bissau
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গিনি-বিসাউ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Guinée- Bissau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Guinea-Bissau
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Guinea- Bissau
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ギニアビサウ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기니 비사우
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Guinea-Bissau
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Guinea-Bissau
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கினி-பிஸ்ஸாவ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिनी-बिसाऊ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Gine-Bissau
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Guinea - Bissau
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Gwinea Bissau
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Гвінея - Бісау
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Guineea-Bissau
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Γουινέα - Μπισάου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Guinee- Bissau
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Guinea - Bissau
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Guinea- Bissau
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Guinea-Bissau

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GUINEA-BISSAU»

The term «Guinea-Bissau» is very widely used and occupies the 7.031 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GUINEA-BISSAU» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Guinea-Bissau

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GUINEA-BISSAU»

Discover the use of Guinea-Bissau in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Guinea-Bissau and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Conflict, Livelihoods, and Poverty in Guinea-Bissau
This book provides a collection of papers on conflict, livelihoods, and poverty in Guinea-Bissau based on both the nationally representative 2002 household survey and a small scale survey with both quantitative and qualitative components ...
Boubacar-Sid Barry, 2007
2
Kriyol Syntax: The Portuguese-based Creole Language of ...
This book describes the Portuguese-based Creole which is widely spoken as a first language in Guinea-Bissau.
Alain Kihm, 1994
3
Sure Road? Nationalisms in Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique
This book brings together new research on nations and nationalism in Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. It provides original case studies as well as a theoretical discussion on the subject.
Eric Morier-Genoud, 2012
4
Building Peace in West Africa: Liberia, Sierra Leone, and ...
The International Peace Academy
Adekeye Adebajo, 2002
5
Navigating Terrains of War: Youth and Soldiering in ...
"This is a timely, empirically solid, and theoretically sophisticated contribution to our understanding of one of Africa's recent 'small wars' . . . [that] throws new light on the 'crisis of youth' in post-colonial Africa, provides a ...
Henrik Vigh, 2006
6
Guinea-bissau Mineral & Mining Sector Investment and ...
Guinea-Bissau Mineral & Mining Sector Investment and Business Guide - Strategic and Practical Information
Ibpus.com, USA International Business Publications, 2007
7
Tired of Weeping: Mother Love, Child Death, and Poverty in ...
Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted from 1993 to 1998 among the matrilineal Papel, who reside in the Biombo region, this work includes theoretical discussion of reproductive practices, conceptions of children, childcare customs, ...
Jonina Einarsdottir, 2005
8
Planting rice and harvesting slaves: transformations along ...
Hawthorne reevaluates long-held notions about the Atlantic slave trade's impact on a number of "stateless" - or decentralized - societies in Africa's Guinea-Bissau region.
Walter Hawthorne, 2003
9
Guinea-Bissau: First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement ...
In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries.
International Monetary Fund, 2010
10
Guinea-Bissau: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Since the end of the 1998-99 war, the economic, political and social situation in Guinea- Bissau has been difficult and has had a negative impact on the living conditions of its populations. The real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew only 1  ...
International Monetary Fund, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GUINEA-BISSAU»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Guinea-Bissau is used in the context of the following news items.
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IMF provides three-year loan of US$24 million to Guinea-Bissau
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a loan of US$24 million for Guinea-Bissau, as part of its three-year programme with the ... «Macauhub, Jul 15»
2
Guinea Bissau: IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year Us$23.9 …
Following the Executive Board discussion on Guinea-Bissau, Mr. Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director and Acting Chair, made the ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
3
Government announces construction of power station in southern …
The government of Guinea-Bissau plans to launch a public tender for the construction of a thermal power plant in Buba, in the region of Quinara ... «Macauhub, Jul 15»
4
Human development absorbs most of the financial support from …
The set of projects listed in the “Terra Ranca” Operational Strategic Plan, which in Guinea-Bissau means “new start or start over,” these two ... «Macauhub, Jul 15»
5
Two more Liberia Ebola cases as Guinea, Sierra Leone log 27
Cases in Boke, a district in the northern part of Guinea near the border with Guinea-Bissau, dropped last week from 10 to 6, with all but 1 from a ... «CIDRAP, Jul 15»
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An overview on seeking reparation before the International Tribunal …
The Tribunal found that Guinea-Bissau exceeded its exclusive economic zone enforcement entitlements under the 1982 United Nations ... «Mondaq News Alerts, Jul 15»
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Portugal provides 40 million euros to support development of …
Portugal is providing aid of 40 million euros to promote democracy and development of Guinea-Bissau under the Strategic Cooperation ... «Macauhub, Jul 15»
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Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau projects economic growth of 7 pct …
The economy of Guinea-Bissau could be growing at a rate of 7 percent by the end of the current government's term of office in 2018, the ... «Macauhub, Jul 15»
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Statement on the 6th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee …
... Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. The Committee noted with concern the new cases in Liberia and emphasized the need for ongoing investigation. «StarAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Portugal's prime minister visits Bissau to support Guinea-Bissau
The Strategic Cooperation Agreement between Portugal and Guinea-Bissau for 2015/2020 will be signed at the end of a meeting between the ... «Macauhub, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Guinea-Bissau [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/guinea-bissau>. Nov 2019 ».
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