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Guinea (formerly French Guinea, also known as Guinea-Conakry) is a small, mostly Muslim country in West Africa composed of four ecological regions alongside three distinct ethnic groups. The lowlands of Basse-Coté are populated mainly by the Susu ethnic group, composing 20% of the total population, while the Fouta Djallon mountain region is home to the Fula (previously Peul) group, the most ardently Islamic community of the nation and comprising approximately one third of its people. The Maninka (aka Malinké or Maninko) reside in the Sahelian Haute-Guinea northeastern region, making up 33% of the population, and the jungle regions of the southeast have several ethnic groups living together. As the majority religion of the country, Muslims constitute 85% of the population, mainly Sunnī, with Shi'a communities ...

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