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Gallinas

[gah-yee-nahs] /gɑˈyi nɑs/
noun
1.
Pun·ta
[poon-tah] /ˈpun tɑ/ (Show IPA)
a cape in NE Colombia: northernmost point of South America.
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  • Light was not gleaming over the tops of the forest next morning before I was on the beach ready to embark for Gallinas.

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
  • Her captain who was unskilled in coast-trade, and ignorant of Spanish, engaged me to act as supercargo for him to Gallinas.

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
  • Rough as was the sea, we succeeded in reaching the neighborhood of Gallinas early next morning.

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
  • Another large branch of business is at places where the slave-trade is carried on; as at Gallinas and Wydah.

  • Gallinas, the noted slave factory on the west of Africa, purchased by the Liberian republic.

  • The slave trade is said to be almost destroyed in the neighborhood of Gallinas and Ambrize.

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