Definition of French guinea

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

Exact synonyms: Guinea, Republic Of Guinea
Generic synonyms: African Country, African Nation
Terms within: Capital Of Guinea, Conakry, Konakri, Niger, Niger River
Group relationships: Africa
Member holonyms: Guinean
Derivative terms: Guinean

Definition of French guinea

1. Proper noun. The former name of Guinea, when it was a colonial territory of France, until 1958. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of French Guinea

French Academy
French Bulldog
French Bulldogs
French Canada
French Canadian
French Canadians
French Congo
French Equatorial Africa
French Foreign Legion
French Guiana
French Guianese
French Guinea
French Guyana
French India
French Indochina
French Louisiana
French Oceania
French Polynesia
French Polynesian
French Republic
French Revolution
French Riviera
French Sign Language
French Somaliland
French Southern and Antarctic Lands
French Sudan

Literary usage of French guinea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"french guinea is largely a mountainous country, with a rather favorable climate, ... The local budget of french guinea balanced at íl,330800 in 1901. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A French government-general comprising the colonies of Senegal, french guinea, the Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Senegal-Niger. From the Rio de Oro to English ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"There are carved out of the territories comprised in what is officially known as French West Africa live colonies—Senegal, french guinea, the Ivory Coast, ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"french guinea, embracing the Rivières du Sud, the Gold Coast settlements of Grand ... The budget of french guinea in 1895 was 548000 francs, besides 1100000 ..."

5. The International Year Book edited by Frank Moore Colby, Harry Thurston Peck (1900)
"french guinea, on the western coast of Africa, between Portuguese Guinea and British Sierra Leone, was separated from Senegal in 1890, and formed into a ..."

6. Hazell's Annual edited by Watson and Viney (1908)
"The bulk of the trade is with France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, the latter having much the largest share, french guinea lies on the coast, ..."

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