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New Guinea

[cf. the Guinea Coast of West Africa, the principal source of slaves] n., Obs. name of a settlement of free blacks east of Nassau (modern Fox Hill?): 1788 To the east of [Nassau] . . . several English miles farther on is a little village, to which the name of New-Guinea has been given, most of its inhabitants being free negroes and mulattoes (Schoepf 263).

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Last update: 2010-11-16 03:20
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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