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British Guiana

noun
1.
former name of Guyana.
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  • At the present time he is in charge of a mission in British Guiana.

    Furze the Cruel John Trevena
  • Walker, Mr., and employment of ex-slaves in British Guiana, ii.

  • A hundred square miles more or less on either side of the boundary of British Guiana was to him a matter of supreme indifference.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • From there he was sent to Demerara in British Guiana and continued at work in that trying country from 1779 to 1783.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • Examples may be found among the earliest issues, as in the case of the first stamps of British Guiana.

    Peeps at Postage Stamps Stanley Currie Johnson
  • The rarest stamp in the world is usually considered to be the one cent of British Guiana.

    Peeps at Postage Stamps Stanley Currie Johnson
  • I am off on a voyage of two weeks to British Guiana and I begin to ponder the solution of my first problem.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • On kindly but conflicting advice and suggestion, we had searched hither and thither over the coastlands of British Guiana.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • Gaige described Allophryne ruthveni as a new genus and species of diminutive bufonid from British Guiana.

  • From that time on the boundary line between British Guiana and Venezuela was a matter of dispute.

British Dictionary definitions for British Guiana

British Guiana

noun
1.
the former name (until 1966) of Guyana
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