Talk:Gabon

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Origin of name[edit]

The remark In the 15th century, the first Europeans arrived. The nation's present name originates from "Gabão", Portuguese for "cloak", which is roughly the shape of the estuary of the Komo River by Libreville does find some confirmation in several English sources (though I cannot see any garment in that estuary shape, it looks more like a high-heeled boot to me), but the German Wikipedia attributes the "cloak" to the dense fogs which often lay over that stretch of coastline. Can someone confirm this, possibly by looking Portuguese sources (which I cannot read)? WernR (talk) 13:08, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

The Portuguese Wikipedia states: "The first Europeans to arrive in current Gabon were Portuguese traders, who arrived in the region in the fifteenth century, and gave the region the name "Gabão" (a kind of coat, whose shape resembled that of the estuary at the mouth of the Komo River)". Claravdw (talk) 11:48, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

George Bush[edit]

Why is there a George Bush II image on a page about Gabon?
People visiting here to see images of Gabon are confronted by the partial features of a previous president of a remote country.
His image also resides on pages for Bahrain, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Latvia, Mali, Nigeria and Romania.
George Bush Jnr admirers, please place his image on his page only. B. Fairbairn (talk) 13:32, 12 June 2014 (UTC)