GUINEA


GUINEA
GUINEA
vulgo la Guinee, regio Aficae perampla, inter Nigrititam ad Bor. et mare Atlanticum ad Austr. et inter regnum Congi ad Ort. et montem Leonis ad Occas. Regio est abundans et fertilis, ab Ort. in Occas. valde extensa, et ab Europaeis admodum frequentata Dividitur in tres partes, nempe in Guineam propriam, in Malaguettam, quae ad Occas. et in regnum Benini ad Ort. In Guninea propria, quae media est inter Malaguettam et Beninum, sunt quamplurimae coloniae Anglorum, Danorum, Hollandorum, et Suecorum, cum arcibus aliquot, Loca autem praecipua in ora sunt aex S. Georgii de Mina, arx Nassovia, arx Capitis Corsi. Commendum, Anta, Fetum, et Cormentinum, Guinea autem propria dividitur in oram Auream, la Coste d'Or, oram Dentium, la Coste des Dents, et in oram Malaguettae, la Coste de Malguette. Vide Ora Aurea. Detecta autem fuit Guinea primo A. C. 1365. a Gallis, qui in illius ora habuêrunt aliquot colonias. Sed intestino sub Carolo VI. et VII. bello flagrante Galliâ, egregiae illorum spes interversae sunt, iisque, de quibus supra, aditus patefactus est. Vide Villaldi Bellefontii Relation curieuse des côtes de Guinee, ubi de fertilitate soli, mercium, quae inde exportantur, generibus, moribus et religione incolarum, superstitioso imprimis cultu idolorum, quae fetiches vocant, quos tamen alii certos esse characteres, a Sacerdotibus illorum ipsis imprimi solitos, malunt; Isuper Leonem African. Marmolin.

Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

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  • Guinea — Guinea …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Guinea — Guin ea (g[i^]n [ e]), n. 1. A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named. [1913 Webster] 2. A gold coin of England current for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guinea — former British coin, 1660s, from Guinea, region along the west coast of Africa, presumably from an African word (perhaps Tuareg aginaw black people ); the 20 shilling coins so called because they were first minted for British trade with Guinea… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Guinea —  , Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea  They are separate countries, all in West Africa. Guinea was formerly French Guinea. GuineaBissau was formerly Portuguese Guinea. Equatorial Guinea was formerly Spanish Guinea …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Guinea —    Guinea, or Guinea Coast, is a geographical term of Berber origins used by Europeans from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries to designate varying sections of the western coast of Africa, a region that formed one apex of the Atlantic… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Guinea — Ober Guinea und West Sudan …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Guinea [2] — Guinēa (spr. gi ), Küstenland in Westafrika, vom Kap Roxo bis zum Kap Negro, vom Kap Lopez geteilt in Ober oder Nord G. (G. im engern Sinne) und in Nieder oder Süd G. In der Nordostecke von Ober G. dringt der Golf von G. mit den Baien von Benin… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • guinea — [gin′ē] n. [the gold of which it was first made came from Guinea] 1. a former English gold coin, last minted in 1813, equal to 21 shillings: the word is still used in England in giving prices of luxury items 2. GUINEA FOWL 3. Slang an Italian or… …   English World dictionary

  • Guinēa — Guinēa, ein großer Theil der Westseite Afrikas, zu beiden Seiten des Äquator. Gewöhnlich versteht man aber unter G. den Küstenstrich zwischen dem Äquator u. 10° nördl. Br., welcher zum Unterschiede von dem südlich vom Äquator liegenden… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Guinēa — (spr. gi ; hierzu die Karte »Ober Guinea und West Sudân«), Teil der Westküste Afrikas, vom Kap Roxo (12°19´ nördl. Br.) bis Kap Negro (16° südl. Br.), zerfällt in zwei Teile: Oberguinea und Niederguinea, deren Grenze von Kap Lopez im… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon