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Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
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Geographic Location
Location:

    Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal

Border countries:

    Guinea 386 km, Senegal 338 km

Cultural Demographics
Population:

1,416,027 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: African 99% (Balanta 30%, Fula 20%, Manjaca 14%, Mandinga 13%, Papel 7%), European and mulatto less than 1%

Religions: indigenous beliefs 50%, Muslim 45%, Christian 5%

Languages Spoken:

Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages

Literacy:
male: 58.1%
female:27.4% (2003 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Bissau

Number of provinces

9 regions (regioes, singular - regiao); Bafata, Biombo, Bissau, Bolama, Cacheu, Gabu, Oio, Quinara, Tombali; note - Bolama may have been renamed Bolama/Bijagos

Universities go here.

Guinea-Bissau


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