from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Guinea-Bissau, on an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Founded by the Portuguese in 1687, the city has been a free port since 1869. Population: 388,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The capital of Guinea-Bissau.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the capital of Guinea-Bissau
Sorry, no etymologies found.
March 3rd, 2009 NAIROBI/LISBON/BISSAU - Guinea-Bissau President Joao Bernardo 'Nino' Vieira was shot dead in the capital Bissau early Monday, following the killing Sunday evening of army chief Batista Tagme Na Wai, media reports said.
March 2nd, 2009 NAIROBI/BISSAU - The head of the army of Guinea Bissau, General Batista Tagme Na Wai, was killed in an attack on the army headquarters in the capital Bissau, news reports said Monday.
The best-selling author arrived in Guinea-Bissau from the Portuguese capital Lisbon just after the army chief-of-staff, General Tagme Na Waie, was assassinated on Sunday.
Thousands of civilians had fled the violence and upon returning to the city, unknowingly encountered mines that had been planted on the outskirts of Bissau, the front line of the conflict.
HUMAID's priority was the capital city of Bissau, which had been turned into a war zone during the civil war in 1998 and 1999.
However, the data seem to include speakers of Portuguese as a second language in Angola, Mozambique, Sao Tome, and Guinea Bissau.
The sound of clinking bottles echoes in the humming Pampa beer factory, Guinea-Bissau's lone brewery located along a long, dusty road in the country's sleepy capital of Bissau.
A visual survey of one of Bissau's popular nightclubs showed most of its patrons drinking Cristal.
South-south initiatives cited include the Ibsa India, Brazil, South Africa initiative, which has funded development projects in Haiti, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde, among others.
Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images A man at the Libyan side of the border held up a sign reading 'Guinea Bissau,' a country in West Africa.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.