a seaport in and the capital of Guinea-Bissau, in the W part.
a republic on the W coast of Africa, between Guinea and Senegal: formerly a Portuguese overseas province; gained independence in 1974. 13,948 sq. mi. (36,125 sq. km).
a port on the Atlantic, the capital of Guinea-Bissau (until 1974 Portuguese Guinea). Pop: 369 000 (2005 est)
a republic in West Africa, on the Atlantic: first discovered by the Portuguese in 1446 and of subsequent importance in the slave trade; made a colony in 1879; became an independent republic in 1974. Official language: Portuguese; Cape Verde creole is widely spoken. Religion: animist majority and Muslim. Currency: franc. Capital: Bissau. Pop: 1 660 870 (2013 est). Area: 36 125 sq km (13 948 sq miles) Former name (until 1974) Portuguese Guinea
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containing or noting the extra day of leap year: The years 1980 and 1984 were both bissextile. leap year. Historical Examples The Geography of Strabo, Volume III (of 3) Strabo Letters on Astronomy Denison Olmsted Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology John D. Baldwin Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various adjective […]
February 29th: the extra day added to the Julian calendar every fourth year (except those evenly divisible by 400) to compensate for the approximately six hours a year by which the common year of 365 days falls short of the solar year.
a coarse woolen cloth constructed in plain weave and dyed black or brown, used in the manufacture of clerical vestments.