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ID: 1000183
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000183

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Guinea-Bissau (nation)  Guinea-Bissau (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 12 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 12.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 015 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -15.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises archipelago and mainland marshy area; had agricultural settlements by 13th century; became tributary of Mali empire; Portuguese arrived in 1446; center in slave trade 17-18th centuries; rival claims of Portuguese, British, and French settled 19th-20th centuries; official language is Portuguese, though Criolo and numerous African languages are also spoken.

Names:
Guiné-Bissau (preferred,C,V,Portuguese-P,U,N)
Guiné-Bissau (Vietnamese)
Républica da Guiné-Bissau (C,V,O,Portuguese,U,N)
Guinea-Bissau (C,O,English-P,U,B)  ............ since 1974
Guinea-Bissau (Norwegian)
Guinea-Bissau (Finnish)
Guinea-Bissau (Slovak)
Guinea-Bissau (Aragonese)
Guinea-Bissau (Pampanga)
Guinea-Bissau (Swedish)
Guinea-Bissau (Norwegian (Bokmål))
Guinea-Bissau (Italian)
Guinea-Bissau (Northern Sami)
Guinea-Bissau (Spanish-P,U,B)
Guinea-Bissau (German)
Guinea-Bissau (Malay (macrolanguage))
Guinea-Bissau (Romanian)
Guinea-Bissau (Magyar (Hungarian))
Guinea-Bissau (Indonesian)
Guinea-Bissau (Shona)
Guinea-Bissau (Low German)
Guinea-Bissau (Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association))
Guinea-Bissau (Romansh)
Guinea-Bissau (Estonian)
Guinea-Bissau (North Ndebele)
Guinea-Bissau (Galician)
Guinea-Bissau (Danish)
Guinea-Bissau (Greenlandic)
Guinea-Bissau (Norwegian (Nynorsk))
Guinea-Bissau (Czech)
Guinea-Bissau (Welsh)
Republic of Guinea-Bissau (C,O,English,U,N)
Guinée-Bissau (C,O,French-P,U,N)
République de Guinée-Bissau (C,O,French,U,N)
Гвинея-Бисау (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Гвинея-Бисау (Bulgarian)
Республика Гвинея-Бисау (C,O,Russian,U)
几内亚比绍 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
几内亚比绍共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
غ اًَِ - ب سُاو (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً غ اًَِ - ب سُاو (C,O,Arabic,U)
GNB (C,O,ISO3L)
GW (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO624 (C,O,ISO3N)
PU00 (C,O,FIPS)
Guinean (Guinea-Bissauan) (C,O,English,U,A)
Guinea-Bissauan (C,O,English,U,A)
An Ghuine-Bhissau (C,U,Irish Gaelic)
Bisau Gvinėja (C,U,Lithuanian)
Bissau-Guinea (C,U,Magyar (Hungarian))
Ghi-nê Bít-xao (C,U,Vietnamese)
Ghi-nê Bít xao (Guinea-Bissau) (C,U,Vietnamese)
Ginɛbisau (C,U,Lingala)
Gínea-Bissá (C,U,Icelandic)
Ginea-Bissau (C,U,Tagalog)
Ginea-Bissau (Breton)
Ginea-Bissau (Basque)
Ginea Bissau (C,U,Basque)
Ginea-Bissaw (C,U,Maltese)
Gine-Bisaawo (C,U,Fulah)
Giné-Bisao (C,U,Malagasy)
Giné-Bisau (C,U,Tetum)
Ginebisau (C,U,Kikuyu)
Ginebisau (Swahili (generic))
Gine Bisawo (C,U,Bambara)
Gine-Biso (C,U,Turkish)
Gine-Biso (Fulah)
Gine-Bissau (C,U,Turkish)
Gine Bissau (C,U,Turkish)
Gîne-Bissau (C,U,Kurdish)
Gineya Bisawu (C,U,Rundi)
Gineyän-Bisauän (C,U,Volapük)
Gini-Bisaaw (C,U,Somali)
Gini-Bisao nutome (C,U,Ewe)
Gini Bisau (C,U,Hausa)
Gini Bisaw (C,U,Akan)
Gini-Bisawu (C,U,Ganda (Ugandan language))
Gini-Bitau (C,U,Nauruan)
Gninëe-Bisau (C,U,Sangho)
Guinea Bisau (C,U,Ido)
Guinea Bisau (Swahili (generic))
Guinea Bisau (Albanian)
Guinea-Bisáu (C,U,Asturian)
Guinea-Bisau (C,U,Galician)
Guinea Bissau (C,U,Faroese)
Guinea Bissau (Malay (macrolanguage))
Guinea Bissau (Indonesian)
Guinea Bissau (Catalan)
Guinèa Bissau (C,U,Occitan)
Guinea-Bissáu (C,U,Spanish)
Guinea Bissaviensis (C,U,Latin)
Guine Bisau (C,U,Albanian)
Guinê-Bissaou (C,U,Arpitan)
Guiné Bissau (C,U,Portuguese)
Guineea-Bissau (C,U,Romanian)
Guinée Bissao (C,U)
Guinee-Bissau (C,U,Dutch)
Guinee-Bissau (Afrikaans)
Guiné Portuguesa (C,U)
Gvineja-Bisao (C,U,Bosnian)
Gvineja-Bisau (C,U,Bosnian)
Gvineja Bisau (C,U,Croatian)
Gvineja-Bisava (C,U,Latvian)
Gvineja Bissau (C,U,Slovene)
Gvineo Bisaŭa (C,U,Esperanto)
Gvineo-Bisaŭo (C,U,Esperanto)
Gwinea Bissau (C,U,Polish)
Gyni-Bissaw (C,U,Cornish)
i-Guinea-Bissau (C,U,Zulu)
Kini-Pisau (C,U,Tonga (Tonga Islands))
Nginebisau (C,U,Luba-Katanga)
Orílẹ́ède Gene-Busau (C,U,Yoruba)
Província da Guiné (C,U)
Qvineya-Bisau (C,U,Azerbaijani)
República da Guiné-Bissau (C,U,Portuguese)
ګوينې بېساو (C,U,Pashto)
ກິວນີ-ບິສໂຊ (C,U,Lao)
ギニアビサウ (C,U,Japanese)
गीनी-बिसाउ (C,U,Hindi)
கினி-பிஸ்ஸாவ் (C,U,Tamil)
غينيا بيساو (C,U,Arabic)
ហ្គីណេប៊ីសូ (C,U,Khmer)
ቢሳዎ (C,U,Tigrinya)
ቢሳዎ (Amharic)
Гвинея-Биссау (C,U,Russian)
გვინეა-ბისაუ (C,U,Georgian)
Гвинеја Бисао (C,U,Serbian)
ประเทศกินี-บิสเซา (C,U,Thai)
گینهٔ بیسائو (C,U,Persian-Farsi)
Гвінея-Біссау (C,U,Ukrainian)
ጊኔ-ቢሳው (C,U,Amharic)
Գվինեա-Բիսաու (C,U,Armenian)
גיניאה-ביסאו (C,U,Hebrew )
Гвинеја-Бисао (C,U,Macedonian)
Гвинеја-Бисао (Serbian)
גינאה ביסאו (C,U,Hebrew )
기네비쏘 (C,U,Korean)
กินี-บิสเซา (C,U,Thai)
幾內亞比索 (C,U,Chinese)
گۋىنېيە بىسسائۇ (C,U,Uyghur)
گینه بیسائو (C,U,Persian-Farsi)
Гвинея Бисау (C,U,Tajik)
Гвинея Бисау (Bulgarian)
Γουινέα-Μπισσάου (C,U,Greek)
Γουινέα-Μπισάου (C,U,Greek)
Ґвінея-Бісау (C,U,Ukrainian)
기니비사우 (C,U,Korean)
Гвинеа-Биса (C,U,Macedonian)
گینێ بیساو (C,U,Kurdish)
Гвінея-Бісау (C,U,Ukrainian)
ഗിനി-ബിസോ (C,U,Malayalam)
ギニアビサウ共和国 (C,U,Japanese)
기네비소 (C,U,Korean)
گوینیا-بیساو (C,U,Persian-Farsi)
Гвинеа-Бисау (C,U,Serbian)
ಗಿನಿ-ಬಿಸ್ಸಾವ್ (C,U,Kannada)
గినియా-బిస్సావ్ (C,U,Telugu)
गिनी-बिसाउ (C,U,Marathi)
गिनी-बिसाउ (Nepali)
གྷི་ནི་ཡ་བིས྄་སོ། (C,U,Tibetan)
गिनी-बिसाऊ (C,U,Hindi)
กินีบิสเซา (C,U,Thai)
גינאה־ביסאו (C,U,Hebrew )
Гвінея-Бісаў (C,U,Belorussian)
گنی بساؤ (C,U,Urdu)
গিনি-বিসাউ (C,U,Bengali)
ଗୁଇନିଆ-ବିସାଉ (C,U,Oriya)
ગિની-બિસાઉ (C,U,Gujarati)
Guiné (H,V)
Portuguese Guinea (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Guinea-Bissau (nation)  ........  Guinea-Bissau (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence in 1974
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)  ............  Portuguese, 15th-20th centuries
independent political entity (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Bissau .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Guinea-Bissau, Bissau) [1092319]
historical connection ....  Kaabu .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................................  (World, Africa) [8698191]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1974

Sources and Contributors:
Гвинея-Бисау..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Республика Гвинея-Бисау..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
几内亚比绍..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
几内亚比绍共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
غ اًَِ - ب سُاو..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
جُهور ةً غ اًَِ - ب سُاو..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
ګوينې بېساو..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
ກິວນີ-ບິສໂຊ..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
ギニアビサウ..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
गीनी-बिसाउ..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
கினி-பிஸ்ஸாவ்..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
غينيا بيساو..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
ហ្គីណេប៊ីសូ..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
ቢሳዎ..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Гвинея-Биссау..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
გვინეა-ბისაუ..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Гвинеја Бисао..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
ประเทศกินี-บิสเซา..........  [VP]
................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
گینهٔ بیسائو..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Гвінея-Біссау..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
ጊኔ-ቢሳው..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Գվինեա-Բիսաու..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
גיניאה-ביסאו..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Гвинеја-Бисао..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
גינאה ביסאו..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
기네비쏘..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
กินี-บิสเซา..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
幾內亞比索..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
گۋىنېيە بىسسائۇ..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
گینه بیسائو..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Гвинея Бисау..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Γουινέα-Μπισσάου..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Γουινέα-Μπισάου..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Ґвінея-Бісау..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
기니비사우..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Гвинеа-Биса..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
گینێ بیساو..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Гвінея-Бісау..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
ഗിനി-ബിസോ..........  [VP]
....................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
ギニアビサウ共和国..........  [VP]
....................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
기네비소..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
گوینیا-بیساو..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Гвинеа-Бисау..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
ಗಿನಿ-ಬಿಸ್ಸಾವ್..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
గినియా-బిస్సావ్..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
गिनी-बिसाउ..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
གྷི་ནི་ཡ་བིས྄་སོ།..........  [VP]
................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
गिनी-बिसाऊ..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
กินีบิสเซา..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
גינאה־ביסאו..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Гвінея-Бісаў..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
گنی بساؤ..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
গিনি-বিসাউ..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
ଗୁଇନିଆ-ବିସାଉ..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
ગિની-બિસાઉ..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
An Ghuine-Bhissau..........  [VP]
................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Bisau Gvinėja..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Bissau-Guinea..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Ghi-nê Bít-xao..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Ghi-nê Bít xao (Guinea-Bissau)..........  [VP]
.....................................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Ginɛbisau..........  [VP]
....................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gínea-Bissá..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Ginea-Bissau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Ginea Bissau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Ginea-Bissaw..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gine-Bisaawo..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Giné-Bisao..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Giné-Bisau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Ginebisau..........  [VP]
....................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gine Bisawo..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gine-Biso..........  [VP]
....................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gine-Bissau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gine Bissau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gîne-Bissau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gineya Bisawu..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gineyän-Bisauän..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gini-Bisaaw..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gini-Bisao nutome..........  [VP]
................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gini Bisau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gini Bisaw..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gini-Bisawu..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gini-Bitau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
GNB..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 767
Gninëe-Bisau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guiné..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-99
Guinea Bisau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guinea-Bisáu..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guinea-Bisau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guinea-Bissau..........  [BHA, VP]
..........................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 250-251
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 555 ff.
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
..........................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-37
..........................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 54
..........................  UNTERM [online] (2007-) accessed 16 January 2008
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 975
Guinea Bissau..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guinèa Bissau..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guinea-Bissáu..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guinea-Bissauan..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
Guinea Bissaviensis..........  [VP]
...................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guinean..........  [VP]
.................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
Guine Bisau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guinê-Bissaou..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guiné-Bissau..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 621
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guiné Bissau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guineea-Bissau..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guinée Bissao..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guinée-Bissau..........  [BHA, VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
..........................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 54
Guinee-Bissau..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Guiné Portuguesa..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gvineja-Bisao..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gvineja-Bisau..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gvineja Bisau..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gvineja-Bisava..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gvineja Bissau..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gvineo Bisaŭa..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gvineo-Bisaŭo..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
GW..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
Gwinea Bissau..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Gyni-Bissaw..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
i-Guinea-Bissau..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
ISO624..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
Kini-Pisau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Nginebisau..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Orílẹ́ède Gene-Busau..........  [VP]
...................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Portuguese Guinea..........  [VP]
................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
................................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 344
Província da Guiné..........  [VP]
...................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
PU00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 68
Qvineya-Bisau..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Républica da Guiné-Bissau..........  [VP]
............................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 613
República da Guiné-Bissau..........  [VP]
............................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
Republic of Guinea-Bissau..........  [VP]
............................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
............................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 767
............................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
............................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
République de Guinée-Bissau..........  [VP]
...............................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 779
...............................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 613
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 621
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 250-251
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 555 ff.
..................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2372248
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 767; 779
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 68
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-99
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 344
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-37
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 54
..................  UNTERM [online] (2007-) accessed 16 January 2008
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 975
..................  Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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