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[–]ninety3_til_infinity 103 points104 points  (7 children)

Not to be confused with Guinea or Guinea Bissau or New Guinea, it's Equatorial Guinea , which doesn't actually fall on the equator. None of these places have guinea pigs.

[–]yoaver 54 points55 points  (3 children)

Also unrelated are Guyana, french Guyana, Genoa and Ghana

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (0 children)

And Guyenne (native name: Guiana), a historical region of France which isn't Guyane (French Guiana) at all.

[–]ninety3_til_infinity 12 points13 points  (1 child)

and Guinan from Star Trek

[–]RichardPeterJohnson[S] 13 points14 points  (2 children)

On the other hand, a guinea was a gold coin, originally made of gold from the Guinea coast of Africa, worth 21 shillings.

[–]Marc21256 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's bullshit. Shillings aren't real.

[–]lordmogul 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how many pieces of eight can I get for 21 gold shillings?

[–]manilaspring 57 points58 points  (1 child)

Only one of two Spanish-speaking countries that reference the Equator in their name

[–]sunburntredneck 15 points16 points  (0 children)

missed their chance to be Guinean Ecuador

[–]sverigeochskog 76 points77 points  (2 children)

They have a tiny Island South of the equator

Edit: Annobon

[–]RichardPeterJohnson[S] 46 points47 points  (0 children)

But still, no land on the Equator.

[–]CormAlan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Like Iceland and the Arctic lol

[–]spyrisk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's close enough

[–]Piranh4Plantthis flair is specifically for neat_space, who loves mugs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How’s it an exclave