By Peter Karibe Mendy, Richard A. Lobban Jr.
Guinea-bissau, previously Portuguese Gunea, is considered one of West Africa's smallest international locations, yet its heritage is strangely wealthy. the 3 significant ethnic teams of West Africa -- Fula, Mande, and Senegambians -- are all represented there. the key nearby state of Kaabu used to be established at the top Guinea coast and used to be the location of the 1st assembly among Europeans and sub-Saharan Africans within the nice age of Portuguese maritime discovery and growth. within the 20th century, the protracted warfare of nationwide liberation, led by means of the well-known Amilcar Cabral and fought on Guinean soil, contributed to the cave in of Portuguese colonial facism in Lisbon. the 1st version of this historic dictionary (1979) coated the 2 international locations, Guinea and Cape Verde, then joined politically after a decade of armed fight. while an army coup separated those countries after 1980, the second one variation (1988) replied with somebody quantity for every state. Richard Lobban has been joined during this 3rd version through Peter Karibe Mendy, Guinea's major researcher. the 2 mix services within the fields of heritage and anthropology and feature vastly elevated assurance of precolonial and resistance background, ladies and healthiness, ethnomusicology, and financial improvement in addition to including occasions and contributors from modern multi-party campaigns and democratic elections. magnificent maps illustrate alterations in Guinean curltues and heritage. this can be the first source for this significant quarter, and contains a rigorously chosen bibliography that would supply suggestions for additional study.Reviews of the former variation:
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It may be derived from a corruption of the word "Aguinaou," as the general Berber reference for the "Land of the Blacks" (which is geographically and conceptually parallel to the term ''Bilad as Sudan" in Arabic). The Portuguese and Spanish had intensive centuries of occupation by Moors and Berbers long before the Portuguese descended upon the West African coast in the fifteenth century. At that time, the Portuguese were the only European power in maritime exploration of that region, and they applied the term "Guinea" to the entire region from Senegal to Angola.
At that time, the Portuguese were the only European power in maritime exploration of that region, and they applied the term "Guinea" to the entire region from Senegal to Angola. Later it was differentiated into Upper and Lower Guinea coasts and finally to Portuguese Guinea as their domain shrunk over the centuries amidst regional pressure from French and English colonialism. Alternatively, the term may be a corruption of the empire of "Ghana" famed for its gold and for sparking Portuguese interest in the region.
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