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The Many Meanings of “Guinea”

By Martin W. Lewis | December 7, 2011 | 11 Comments
Map of West Africa Showing Guinea

Few place-names have been used to refer to more distinct places than “Guinea.” Four countries now share the name, three in western Africa (Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Equatorial Guinea), and one in the western Pacific (Papua New Guinea). Historically, several other places were referenced by the name as well. The Wikipedia disambiguation page lists thirteen “countries” called “Guinea,” in one form …

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