Definition of Guinea-Bissau in English:

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Guinea-Bissau

Pronunciation: /ˌɡinēbiˈsou/
A country on the western coast of Africa, between Senegal and Guinea; population 1,534,000 (est. 2009); capital, Bissau; languages, Portuguese (official), West African languages, Creoles.

The area, a center of the slave trade, was explored by the Portuguese in the 15th century. Formerly called Portuguese Guinea, it became a colony in 1879 and the independent republic of Guinea-Bissau in 1974. A military coup in 1980 brought continuing unrest

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Syllabification: Guin·ea-Bis·sau

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