Guinea-Bissau Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Guinea-Bissau?
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Last updated: November 1, 2020
First submittedMay 22, 2020
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Capital city
Bissau
Country from which Guinea-Bissau gained its independence in 1974
Portugal
Currency shared with seven other countries
West African CFA franc
Bordering countries
Guinea
Senegal
Like many West African colonies, Guinea-Bissau suffered from this trade
Atlantic slave trade
Largest sector of the economy
Agriculture
The three most common ethnic groups (name any one)
Fula | Balanta | Mandinka
Due to its irregular shape, Guinea-Bissau has
the 8th-longest _____ of any African country
Coastline
Group of 88 islands off the coast of Guinea-Bissau
Bissagos Islands
"M" word that refers to rule by women, which the
people of those islands supposedly live by
Matriarchy
Type of forest which covers most of the coastline
Mangrove
Most-spoken language
Guinea-Bissau Creole
Type of nut which is the largest export of Guinea-Bissau
Cashews
National independence hero assassinated in 1973
Amílcar Cabral
Youngest ever goalscorer for the Spanish national
football team, who was born in the capital
Ansu Fati
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Level 34
Jun 11, 2020
Great quiz! But I see the tags for "Country Trivia" and "Africa" are missing
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Level 72
Jun 11, 2020
Where did you get the data from for the coastline question?
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Level 45
Jun 17, 2020
From the "World Resources Institute". It's true
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Level 73
Aug 25, 2020
I thought cocaine smuggling was the largest sector of the economy in Guinea Bissau
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Level 57
Sep 10, 2020
Please also accept Malinke for Mandinka
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Level 42
Sep 13, 2020
cashews are not nuts
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Level 35
Oct 4, 2020
Are they not? What are they?
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Level 71
Oct 30, 2020
Fruit seeds
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Level 79
Nov 1, 2020
Cashews are quite unusual - the edible seeds grow at the base of a "false fruit," generally called a cashew apple. They're in the same family as poison ivy, and the shells of the seeds have similar skin-irritating properties.
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Level 63
Nov 12, 2020
Most "nuts" aren't actually nuts. I'm pretty sure almonds, walnuts, pistachios, donuts, hex nuts, butternut squash, etc. aren't nuts.
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Level 72
Nov 4, 2020
Why don't you accept "CFA" as a currency type-in?
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Level 63
Nov 26, 2020
Probably because it's not the name of the currency but rather the financial community's initials.
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Level 83
Nov 25, 2020
We're down to the final 50! (Well, 52, for the badge, but 50 for the number of days left)
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Level 59
Nov 25, 2020
Can you accept "Creole" for the most commonly spoken language please?
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Level 73
Nov 25, 2020
it has always been accepted
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Level 31
Nov 25, 2020
Yeah RhymingCouplet
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Level 70
Nov 25, 2020
Awesome that Cabral got in here. The baddest agronomist in world history.
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Level 72
Nov 25, 2020
Can you accept shore and shoreline for coastline?
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Level 65
Nov 26, 2020
That ansu fati shout is amazing, great question and such a recent record too