from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly Fer·nan·do Po (fər-nănˈdō pōˈ)Bioko An island of Equatorial Guinea in the Gulf of Guinea.

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  • n. an island in the Gulf of Guinea that is part of Equatorial Guinea


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  • I'd spent four years living in Africa--over two of them in Equatorial Guinea--and when I made the decision to "write a book," all I knew was that it was going to be fiction, and I would set a good portion of it on Bioko Island, off the west coast of Africa.

    Taylor Stevens: On Writing 'The Informationist' and Coming from a Cult Background

  • An additional nine montane endemics in common with Mt Cameroon and Bioko, these are Psalidoprocne fuliginosa, Andropadus tephrolaemus, Phyllastrephus poensis, Phylloscopus herberti, Urolais epichlora, Poliolais lopezi, Nectarinia oritis, Nectarinia ursulae, Nesocharis shelleyi.

    Cameroonian Highlands forests

  • There are also 14 species in common with just Mt. Cameroon and not Bioko, adding Andropadus montanus, Phyllastrephus poliocephalus, Laniarius atroflavus, Malaconotus gladiator, Cossypha isabellae, and the race Cisticola chubbi discolor (sometimes considered a separate species C. discolor).

    Cameroonian Highlands forests

  • The opposition Convergence for Social Democracy (CPDS) party's best result was in Luba district, in southern Bioko, where it had 0.7 percent of the vote.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • At Moka, in the south of Bioko island, near Malabo, the PDGE got 100 percent of the vote.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Malabo, situated on Bioko, is the capital and largest city.

    Equatorial Guinea

  • In addition to Malabo, other important cities include Luba (also on Bioko) and Bata and Ebebiyín (in Río Muni).

    Equatorial Guinea

  • It includes the islands of Bioko (formerly Fernando Po), Annobón, Corisco, Elobey Grande, and Elobey Chico in the Gulf of Guinea, and Río Muni on the African mainland.

    Equatorial Guinea

  • It also encompasses the Lower Guinea Forest Ecosystem, including western Nigeria, south-western Cameroon, the islands of Bioko and Pagalu (Equatorial Guinea), as well as São Tomé and Príncipe.

    Western Africa and forests and woodlands

  • In the southwestern foothills of Mt. Cameroon and on southwest Bioko, rainfall can exceed 10,000 millimeters (mm) per year with little seasonal variation.

    Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests


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