What does Guinea mean?

Definitions for Guinea
ˈgɪn iguinea

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guineanoun

    a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings

  2. Guinea, Republic of Guinea, French Guineanoun

    a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958

  3. guinea fowl, guinea, Numida meleagrisnoun

    a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world

Wiktionary

  1. Guineanoun

    Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Guinea.

  2. Guineanoun

    Someone of Italian descent in the United States.

  3. guineanoun

    A person of Italian descent.

  4. guineanoun

    A gold coin originally worth twenty shillings and minted for use in England's trade with Africa; later (from 1717 until the adoption of decimal currency) standardised at a value of twenty-one shillings.

  5. guineanoun

    A ground-foraging bird of Africa, of the family Numididea. Domesticated strains include Pearl, White, Buff, Blue, Purple and Lavender. Also called guinea fowl.

  6. Etymology: From Guinea, the country in West Africa.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GUINEAnoun

    A gold coin valued at one and twenty shillings.

    Etymology: from Guinea, a country in Africa abounding with gold.

    By the word gold I must be understood to design a particular piece of matter; that is, the last guinea that was coined. John Locke.

Wikipedia

  1. Guinea

    Guinea ( (listen) GHIN-ee), officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is a coastal country in West Africa. It borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Guinea-Bissau to the northwest, Senegal to the north, Mali to the northeast, Cote d'Ivoire to the southeast, and Sierra Leone and Liberia to the south. It is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry after its capital Conakry, to distinguish it from other territories in the eponymous region such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. It has a population of 13.5 million and an area of 245,857 square kilometres (94,926 sq mi).Formerly French Guinea, it achieved independence in 1958. It has a history of military coups d'état. After decades of authoritarian rule, in 2010 it held its first democratic election. As it continued to hold multi-party elections, the country continued to face ethnic conflicts, corruption, and abuses by military and police. In 2011, the United States government claimed that torture by security forces and abuse of women and children (including female genital mutilation) were ongoing human rights issues. In 2021, a military faction overthrew president Alpha Condé and suspended the constitution.Muslims represent 85% of the population. The country is divided into four geographic regions: Maritime Guinea on the Atlantic coast, the Fouta Djallon or Middle Guinea highlands, the Upper Guinea savanna region in the northeast, and the Guinée forestière region of tropical forests. French, the official language of Guinea, is a language of communication in schools, in government administration, and the media. More than 24 indigenous languages are spoken and the largest are Susu, Pular, and Maninka, which dominate respectively in Maritime Guinea, Fouta Djallon, and Upper Guinea, while Guinée forestière is ethnolinguistically diverse. Guinea's economy is mostly dependent on agriculture and mineral production. It is the world's second largest producer of bauxite, and has deposits of diamonds and gold. The country was at the core of the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

ChatGPT

  1. guinea

    A guinea is a unit of currency that was used in the United Kingdom before it was replaced by the pound. It was worth 21 shillings (or one pound and one shilling) in the old British currency system. Additionally, the term 'guinea' can also refer to a region in West Africa, a breed of domestic fowl, or an old British gold coin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guineanoun

    a district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named

  2. Guineanoun

    a gold coin of England current for twenty-one shillings sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since the issue of sovereigns in 1817

Wikidata

  1. Guinea

    Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea, is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea, it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbour Guinea-Bissau and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. It has a population of 10,057,975 and an area of 246,000 square kilometres. Forming a crescent as it curves from its western border on the Atlantic Ocean toward the east and the south, it shares its northern border with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali, and its southern border with Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d'Ivoire. The sources of the Niger River, Gambia River, and Senegal River are all found in the Guinea Highlands. Conakry is Guinea's capital, largest city, and economic centre. Other major cities in the country include Kankan, Nzérékoré, Kindia, Labe, Guéckédou, Mamou and Boke. Guinea's 10 million people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. The largest and most prominent groups are the Fula, Mandingo, and Susu. It is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing about 85 percent of the population. Christians, mostly Roman Catholic, make up about 10 percent of the population, and are mainly found in the southern region. French is the official language of Guinea, and is the main language of communication in schools, government administration, the media, and the country's security forces. More than twenty four indigenous languages are also spoken, of which the most common are Fula, Susu and Maninka. Fula is widely used in the Fouta Djallon region in central Guinea, Maninka in Eastern Guinea, and Susu in the coastal region of northwestern Guinea.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guinea

    gin′i, n. an English gold coin, no longer used=21s., so called because first made of gold brought from Guinea, in Africa.—ns. Guin′ea-corn, a cereal extensively cultivated in Central Africa and India—also Indian millet; Guin′ea-fowl, a genus of African birds in the pheasant family, having dark-gray plumage with round spots of white, generally larger on the back and under surface; Guin′ea-grass, a grass of the same genus with millet, a native of Guinea and Senegal; Guin′ea-hen (Shak.), a courtesan; Guin′ea-pepp′er (see Pepper); Guin′ea-pig, a small South American rodent, somewhat resembling a small pig, the cavy: (slang) a professional company director, without time or real qualifications for the duties; Guin′ea-worm, a very slender thread-like nematode worm common in tropical Africa.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Guinea

    a name somewhat loosely applied to an extensive tract of territory on the W. coast of Africa, generally recognised as extending from the mouth of the Senegal in the N. to Cape Negro in the S., and is further designated as Lower and Upper Guinea, the boundary line being practically the Equator; the territory is occupied by various colonies of Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, and the Negro Republic of Liberia.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Guinea

    A republic in western Africa, south of SENEGAL and MALI, east of GUINEA-BISSAU. Its capital is Conakry.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Guinea

    A West African term for “abounding in gold.” The English coin of this name was first struck in 1663 out of gold brought from the coast of Guinea.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GUINEA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Guinea is ranked #67747 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Guinea surname appeared 291 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Guinea.

    83.8% or 244 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    11.3% or 33 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 9 total occurrences were Black.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Guinea in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Guinea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Guinea in a Sentence

  1. William Blake:

    To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.

  2. Fernando Aguerre:

    We are the guinea pigs of society when it comes to the what's going on in the oceans, we surfers, we live on the ocean, we literally submerge ourselves, we have ocean water into our ears, eyes and skin. In reality we are the perfect ambassadors of the ocean.

  3. Ali Tapsoba:

    We are not going to allow Burkinabes to be used as guinea pigs, if we intoxicate one link in the food chain, we are going to intoxicate the next link.

  4. R. Buckminster Fuller:

    I am the only guinea pig I have.

  5. Jimmy Carter:

    I would like to see Guinea worm completely eradicated before I die, i’d like for the last Guinea worm to die before I do.

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