Guinea

[ gin-ee ]
/ ˈgɪn i /

noun

Related forms

Guin·e·an, adjective, noun

Can be confused

Guiana Guinea Guyana
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British Dictionary definitions for guinean (1 of 3)

Guinean

/ (ˈɡɪnɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Guinea or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Guinea

British Dictionary definitions for guinean (2 of 3)

guinea

/ (ˈɡɪnɪ) /

noun

  1. a British gold coin taken out of circulation in 1813, worth 21 shillings
  2. the sum of 21 shillings (£1.05), still used in some contexts, as in quoting professional fees
US slang, derogatory an Italian or a person of Italian descent

Word Origin for guinea

C16: the coin was originally made of gold from Guinea

British Dictionary definitions for guinean (3 of 3)

Guinea

/ (ˈɡɪnɪ) /

noun

a republic in West Africa, on the Atlantic: established as the colony of French Guinea in 1890 and became an independent republic in 1958. Official language: French. Religion: Muslim majority and animist. Currency: franc. Capital: Conakry. Pop: 11 176 026 (2013 est). Area: 245 855 sq km (94 925 sq miles)
(formerly) the coastal region of West Africa, between Cape Verde and Namibe (formerly Moçâmedes; Angola): divided by a line of volcanic peaks into Upper Guinea (between The Gambia and Cameroon) and Lower Guinea (between Cameroon and S Angola)
Gulf of Guinea a large inlet of the S Atlantic on the W coast of Africa, extending from Cape Palmas, Liberia, to Cape Lopez, Gabon: contains two large bays, the Bight of Bonny and the Bight of Benin, separated by the Niger delta
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Culture definitions for guinean

Guinea

[ (gin-ee) ]

Republic in west Africa, bordered by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali to the north; Ivory Coast to the east; Liberia to the south; and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its capital and largest city is Conarky.

Note

Guinea was once part of the Mali empire.

Note

It became independent of France in 1958.
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