from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of western Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. Populated by Fulani, Malinke, and other West African peoples, it was first visited by the Portuguese in the 15th century and later became a Portuguese colony (1879). After more than ten years of fighting by secessionist guerrillas, the country achieved independence in 1974. Bissau is the capital and the largest city. Population: 1,470,000.
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- proper n. Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau.
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- n. a republic on the northwestern coast of Africa; recognized as independent by Portugal in 1974
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GUINEA-BISSAU: Hospital births on rise women in Guinea-Bissau are shunning traditional birthing attendants and choosing to give birth in hospitals, say doctors and
Had the 64-year old president survived, he might have been his country's first president to complete a term since Guinea-Bissau won its 1974 independence from Portugal.
-- The young republic of Guinea-Bissau, which is fighting to strengthen its independence, should be given wide recognition on the basis of international law.
Guine-Bissau (local name Guinea-Bissau 12 00 N 15 00 W for Guinea-Bissau)
When they hear that, entire families abandon their fields and cross the border to escape into Guinea-Bissau, which is not far from here.
Impossible Music connects muzzled musicians, such as Guinea-Bissau's Baloberos Crew, with Americans who can perform their songs.
Countries such as Guinea-Bissau have become narco-states, providing convenient launching points for South American cocaine shipment distribution into Europe where a kilo of cocaine sells for about $50,000.
Wednesday to help Guinea-Bissau which is "under siege" by drugs traffickers, at the start of a conference in Portugal on the issue.
She says they use Guinea-Bissau's natural mineral water pumped from 160 meters below the ground.
And what about Guinea-Bissau's high ranking officials and elites, will they drink a local brew over imported?