Guineai/ˈɡɪni/, officially the Republic of Guinea (French:République de Guinée), is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (French:Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other parts of the wider region of the same name, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of 10.5 million and an area of 245,860 square kilometres (94,927sqmi).
Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85 percent of the population. Guinea's people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. French, the official language of Guinea, is the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, in the media, and among the country's security forces, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken.
The etymology of "Guinea" is uncertain. The English term Guinea comes directly from the Portuguese word Guiné, which emerged in the mid-15th century to refer to the lands inhabited by the Guineus, a generic term for the black African peoples south of the Senegal River (as opposed to the 'tawny' ZenagaBerbers, north of it, whom they called Azenegues or Moors). The term "Guinea" is extensively used in the 1453 chronicle of Gomes Eanes de Zurara.
King John II of Portugal took up the title of Senhor da Guiné (Lord of Guinea) from 1483. It is believed the Portuguese borrowed Guineus from the Berber term Ghinawen (sometimes Arabized as Guinauha or Genewah) meaning "the burnt people" (analogous to the Classical GreekAithiops, "of the burned face"). The Berber terms "aginaw" or "Akal n-Iguinawen" mean "black" or "land of the blacks."
The guinea is a coin of approximately one quarter ounce of gold that was minted in the Kingdom of England and later in the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1814. It was the first English machine-struck gold coin, originally worth one pound sterling, equal to twenty shillings, but rises in the price of gold relative to silver caused the value of the guinea to increase, at times to as high as thirty shillings. From 1717 to 1816, its value was officially fixed at twenty-one shillings. Then, Great Britain adopted the gold standard and guinea became a colloquial or specialised term.
The name came from the Guinea region in West Africa, where much of the gold used to make the coins originated. Although no longer circulated, the term guinea survives in some circles, notably horse racing, and in the sale of rams to mean an amount of one pound and one shilling (21 shillings) or one pound and five pence in decimalised currency. The name also forms the basis for the Arabic word for the Egyptian poundالجنيهel-Genēh / el-Geni, as a sum of 100 qirsh (one pound) was worth approximately 21 shillings at the end of the 19th century.
He pointed to Papua New Guinea, which, until the beginning of this year, had reported less than 900 cases and only nine deaths ... Tedros said that while that is a small number relative to other countries, the dramatic rate of new infections has the WHO very concerned about the potential for a larger epidemic in Papua New Guinea.
It has become a cliche to say that every worthy war movie is actually an anti-war movie ... If it's not the best anti-war movie ever made, it's certainly the most influential one ... His stance eventually led to a change in the rules, which allowed him to serve as a medic in the South Pacific and as a chaplain's aid in New Guinea and the Philippines ... ...
The chemical tanker Davide B was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea on March 11 and 15 crew members were kidnapped. The crew members were reportedly medically examined and are now to be flown back to their home countries in Eastern ...
The NYPD pulled out all the stops to prevent 41-year-old Luis Gonzalez from hurting himself and others ... on Monday afternoon ... “The decision to deploy militant tactics to a RAD/PACT building when someone needed medical attention and emotional assistance was unnecessary and shocking. Our BIPOC community is a scapegoat and guinea pig for all in power ... .
HEBRON — People in Morowaya, in Guinea, West Africa, recently gathered to offer prayers of thanksgiving and hope for a new medical clinic recently opened in the village ...The people in these photos have gathered to offer prayers of thanksgiving and hope for the new medical clinic just completed in Morowaya in Guinea, West Africa.
Australia is working closely with the Government of Papua New Guinea to support its COVID-19 response, deploying a second team of health and medical specialists ... The RAAF flight transporting the team will also carry additional medical supplies and infrastructure to support the response, including. ... further medical equipment for St John AmbulancePNG.
Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth where her symptoms — shortness of breath, weakness and atrial fibrillation — were diagnosed as a heart attack ... Performing an open heart surgery on Strumbel posed the risk of severe complications due to her age and other medical conditions ... “She’s not afraid of being the guinea pig,” Dawn Strumbel said.
A second team of Australian medical experts flew to Covid-hit Papua New Guinea Friday, as the country's health system threatens to buckle under a growing outbreak. Sydney (APP - UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 9th Apr, 2021 ) .A second team of Australian medical experts flew to ...
Abbreviated as CAHOOTS, the program sends a team that consists of a medic, usually, a nurse, EMT or paramedic, and a crisis worker ... She called for an ambulance while visiting from Guinea because she thought her son was depressed and needed medical attention.