Gabun sentence example
- It derives its designation from the settlements on the Gabun river or Rio de Gabao.
- The Gabun, in reality an estuary of the sea, lies immediately north of the equator.
- The Gabun was discovered by Portuguese navigators towards the close of the I 5th century, and was named from its fanciful resemblance to a gabao or cabin.
- The three principal tribes in the Gabun are the Mpongwe, the Fang and the Bakalai.
- Dr Thomas Savage, a missionary at the Gabun, who sent Owen information with regard to the original skull, had, however, himself proposed the name Troglodytes gorilla in 1847.Advertisement
- This animal, a young female, came from the Gabun, and was kept for some months in Wombwell's travelling menagerie, where it was treated as a pet.
- Southern or Lower Guinea comprises the coasts of Gabun and Loango (known also as French Congo) and the Portuguese possessions on the south-west coast, and Northern or Upper Guinea stretches from the river Casamance to and inclusive of the Niger delta, Cameroon occupying a middle position.
- In a narrower use of the name, Guinea is the coast only from Cape Palmas to the Gabun estuary.
- Of the various names by which the divisions of Lower Guinea were known, Loango was applied to the country south of the Gabun and north of the Congo river.
- From here they are absent up to the Gabun river, where they commence to form a narrow fringe as far as the Kunene river, though often overlain by recent deposits.Advertisement
- An extremely interesting section of the population not hitherto mentioned is constituted by the Pygmy tribes inhabiting the densely forested regions along the equator from Uganda to the Gabun and living the life of nomadic hunters.
- In later times this gradual pressure from the south-east became greater, and resulted, at a comparatively recent date, in the irruption of the Fang into the Gabun.
- North of the latter lies the Gabun, with a large number of small tribes dominated by the Fang who are recent arrivals from the Congo.