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Zip Facts about Guinea:

  • Guinea was the only Africa colony to vote for a new constitution or immediate independence in 1958 when Charles de Gaulle of France offered those opportunities
  • Guinea is sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to avoid confusion between Guinea-Bissau after its capital and largest city. It is believed that the name “Guinea” came from the Susu word “guinè” meaning woman was misunderstood by arriving Europeans, who encountered women washing clothes in an estuary, thought they were referring to the geographic area rather than themselves
  • Almost half of the Guinea population is under 15 so colonial rule is quickly becoming ancient history
  • Many Guineas can only afford to eat one meal a day and proteins may be lacking as well. Despite this, visitors arriving at mealtime are encourage to join in and may be eaten from a communal bowl with spoons.  Men may eat from a different bowl than the women and it is considered impolite to walk and eat at the same time
  • Women, especially in the rural areas of the country, may spend a portion of her life in a polygamous marriage, giving birth to an average of five children and being considerably less educated. Other taking care of the children, the cooking and the cleaning, they are expected to contribute by weeding and gardening the family plots

Guinea Namsa Leuba

Namsa Leuba (Photographer), “The African Queens”

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