Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau ( (listen) GHIN-ee biss-OW; Portuguese: Guiné-Bissau; Fula: 𞤘𞤭𞤲𞤫 𞤄𞤭𞤧𞤢𞥄𞤱𞤮, romanized: Gine-Bisaawo; Mandinka: ߖߌߣߍ ߺ ߓߌߛߊߥߏ߫ Gine-Bisawo), officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese: República da Guiné-Bissau [ʁɛˈpuβlikɐ ðɐ ɣiˈnɛ βiˈsaw]), is a country in West Africa that covers 36,125 square kilometres (13,948 sq mi) with an estimated population of 1,726,000. It borders Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south-east.Guinea-Bissau was once part of the kingdom of Kaabu, as well as part of the Mali Empire. Parts of this kingdom persisted until the 18th century, while a few others were under some rule by the Portuguese Empire since the …

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People's stores, "Armazens de povo," were an important effort to build on a socialist model after independence in 1974, but by 1979 these stores were already failing. Nevertheless, all sectors …


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is a small town with similarities to Portuguese towns. Portugal was the colonial power ruling Guinea-Bissau until 1974


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is a small town with similarities to Portuguese towns. Portugal was the colonial power ruling Guinea-Bissau until 1974


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The Catholic Church has only a small number of followers in Guinea-Bissau. The dominant minority religion is Islam, but the majority of the population follow traditional religious beliefs.


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is a small town with similarities to Portuguese towns. Portugal was the colonial power ruling Guinea-Bissau until 1974


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The violent encounter between Portuguese forces and Guinean dockworkers in 1959 resulted in many deaths and marked the beginning of an armed struggle for liberation


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is a small town with similarities to Portuguese towns. Portugal was the colonial power ruling Guinea-Bissau until 1974


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liberation from the Portuguese. Many top civil servants and about a third of the ministers of Guinea-Bissau were from Cape Verde.



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