before 1879 History of West Africa 1919-1939

Portuguese Guinea 1879-1918

Bolama as chosen as seat of administration. At the BERLIN CONGRESS of 1884/1885, Portugal's claim on Portuguese Guinea received international recognition. The borders with Senegal and (French) Guinea were fixed by treaty with France (1886, 1902/1905). The Portuguese were slow to establish their sovereignty over those stretches in the interior which had been assigned to them in the treaties with France.
Population (of the areas under Portuguese control) in 1873 : 9,282 (Meyers).

Guinea Bissau, History of, from Infoplease
DOCUMENTS Article Port. Guinea, from Meyers Konversationslexikon, 1888-1890 edition, in German
REFERENCE Article : Portuguese Dependencies, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1913 pp.1125 on events of 1912) [G]
Article : Portugal : Dependencies, in : Statesman's Year Book 1895 pp.841-843, 1898 pp.839-842, 1901 pp.938-942, 1905 pp.1019-1023, 1910 pp.1117-1123 [G]
Article : Portuguese Guinea, in : International Year Book 1898 pp.639-640, 1899 p.669, 1900 p.746 [G]
Article : Portuguese Guinea, in : New International Year Book 1907 p.648, 1909 p.596, 1913 p.568, 1914 p.573, 1916 p.558, 1918 p.515 [G]

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