What is guinea?

Geography: Guinea - Place in West Africa formrly called as French guinea
Zoology: Guinea fowl - Flightless bird belonging to the order same as pheasants and turkeys; monogamous; white or pearl color, grey with white spots etc. Vrieties includes - White breasted, Black, helmeted, plumed, crested and vulturine guinea fowl
Zoology: Guinea pig - Experimental animal - a rodent belonging to the genus Caviidae and genus Cavia - for research purpose. Also used as food by indigenous south American folklore.
The word "guinea" can refer to many things:

19 different Countries, regions, and other places
  1. Equatorial Guinea, a country in Central Africa, formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea
  2. Guinea-Bissau, a country in West Africa, formerly the colony of Portuguese Guinea
  3. Guinea, a country in West Africa, sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry for disambiguation
  4. Papua New Guinea, a country in Oceania
  5. Guinea (region), a region in West Africa
  6. Guinea Highlands, a forested mountain plateau in the Guinea region
  7. Lower Guinea
  8. Lower Guinean forests, a coastal forest region in the Guinea region
  9. Middle Guinea
  10. Upper Guinea
  11. Upper Guinean forests, a tropical moist forest region of West Africa
  12. Guinea, Nova Scotia a community in Nova Scotia, Canada
  13. Gulf of Guinea, a gulf of the Atlantic Ocean off West African coast, south of Nigeria
  14. Guinea, a region of Gloucester County, Virginia, United States
  15. Guinea, Virginia, an unincorporated community in Caroline County, Virginia
  16. New Guinea (Papua Island), a large island north of Australia in the southwestern Pacific
  17. Western New Guinea (West Papua), the western half of New Guinea, occupied by Papua (province), a province of Indonesia formerly known as Irian Jaya.
  18. Nueva Guinea, a municipality in the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region of Nicaragua.
  19. La Guinea is a corregimiento in Balboa District, Panamá Province, Panama.

9 Former Countries
  1. British Guinea, a former colony in what is now Papua New Guinea
  2. Danish Guinea, another name for Danish Gold Coast, a former colony in what is now Ghana
  3. Dutch Guinea, a former colony in what is now Indonesian Papua
  4. French Guinea, a former colony in West Africa, what is now Guinea
  5. German Guinea, another name for the former colonies of Kamerun and Togoland in West Africa
  6. German Guinea, or German New Guinea, a former colony in what is now Papua New Guinea
  7. Portuguese Guinea, a former colony in West Africa, what is now Guinea-Bissau
  8. Spanish Guinea, a former colony in West Africa, what is now Equatorial Guinea
  9. Swedish Guinea, another name for Swedish Gold Coast, a former colony in what is now Ghana


Animals
  1. Guinea wasp, a wasp genus in the subfamily Pteromalinae
  2. Guinea baboon, Papio papio, a species of baboon
  3. Guinea pig, a genus of rodents
  4. Guinea worm, parasitic worm native to parts of Africa
  5. Guinea Fowl, four genera of chicken-like birds in the family Numididae

Currency
  1. Guinea (coin), a former British coin and currency unit.
  2. Egyptian pound (Egyptian Arabic: جنيه مصري‎ Genēh Maṣri. The Arabic word "genēh" is pronounced like and derived from the English word "guinea."