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Grain Coast

[greyn] /greɪn/
a historic region on the Gulf of Guinea, in W Africa, in present-day Liberia. Unabridged
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section of the western coast of the Gulf of Guinea, in Africa, extending approximately from Cape Mesurado to Cape Palmas-in present-day Liberia-on either side of the Cestos (Cess) River. It was primarily a sphere of Afro-Portuguese trade. The name of the coast originates in the early trade in the spice known as grains of paradise (Aframomum melegueta).

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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