|Conakry or Konakri (French kɔnakri)|
|the capital of Guinea, a port on the island of Tombo. Pop: 1 465 000 (2005 est)|
|Konakri or Konakri|
|1.||a. a British gold coin taken out of circulation in 1813, worth 21 shillings|
|b. the sum of 21 shillings (£1.05), still used in some contexts, as in quoting professional fees|
|2.||See guinea fowl|
|3.||slang, derogatory (US) an Italian or a person of Italian descent|
|[C16: the coin was originally made of gold from Guinea]|
|1.||a republic in West Africa, on the Atlantic: established as the colony of French Guinea in 1890 and became an independent republic in 1958. Official language: French. Religion: Muslim majority and animist. Currency: franc. Capital: Conakry. Pop: 8 620 000 (2004 est). Area: 245 855 sq km (94 925 sq miles)|
|2.||(formerly) the coastal region of West Africa, between Cape Verde and Namibe (formerly Moçâmedes; Angola): divided by a line of volcanic peaks into Upper Guinea (between The Gambia and Cameroon) and Lower Guinea (between Cameroon and S Angola)|
|3.||Gulf of Guinea a large inlet of the S Atlantic on the W coast of Africa, extending from Cape Palmas, Liberia, to Cape Lopez, Gabon: contains two large bays, the Bight of Bonny and the Bight of Benin, separated by the Niger delta|
Republic in west Africa, bordered by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali to the north; Ivory Coast to the east; Liberia to the south; and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its capital and largest city is Conarky.
Note: Guinea was once part of the Mali empire.
Note: It became independent of France in 1958.