Bijagos Islands

/bee"zhah gawsh', bee'zhah gawsh"/
a group of islands in Guinea-Bissau, W of the mainland.

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▪ islands, Atlantic Ocean
Bijagós also spelled  Bissagos , Portuguese  Arquipélago dos Bijagós  
 islands of Guinea-Bissau, located about 30 miles (48 km) off the Guinea coast of western Africa. They compose an archipelago of 15 main islands, among which are Caravela, Carache, Formosa, Uno, Orango, Orangozinho, Bubaque, and Roxa. They are covered with a lush vegetation and have sandy beaches, and their principal cash crops are palm products.

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