Gambia


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Gambia

Gam·bi·a

or The Gam·bi·a  (găm′bē-ə)
A country of western Africa lying along the Gambia River and surrounded, except for a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, by Senegal. Once a part of the Mali Empire, it became a British crown colony in 1843 and a British protectorate in 1894. Gambia achieved independence in 1965. From 1982 to 1989 it formed with Senegal the Confederation of Senegambia. Banjul is the capital and the largest city.

Gam′bi·an adj. & n.

Gambia

(ˈɡæmbɪə)
n
(Placename) The Gambia a republic in W Africa, entirely surrounded by Senegal except for an outlet to the Atlantic: sold to English merchants by the Portuguese in 1588; became a British colony in 1843; gained independence and was a member of the Commonwealth between 1965 and 2013; joined with Senegal to form the Confederation of Senegambia (1982–89); consists of a strip of land about 16 km (10 miles) wide, on both banks of the Gambia River, extending inland for about 480 km (300 miles). Official language: English. Religion: Muslim majority. Currency: dalasi. Capital: Banjul. Pop: 1 883 051 (2013 est). Area: 11 295 sq km (4361 sq miles)

Gam•bi•a

(ˈgæm bi ə)

n.
1. a river in W Africa, flowing W to the Atlantic. 500 mi. (800 km) long.
2. The, a republic in W Africa: formerly a British crown colony and protectorate; gained independence 1965; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 1,336,320; 4003 sq. mi. (10,368 sq. km). Cap.: Banjul.
Gam′bi•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gambia - a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West AfricaGambia - a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
Banjul, capital of Gambia - a port city and capital of Gambia
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Gambian - a native or inhabitant of Gambia
Translations
Gambie
Gambia
Gambio
Gambia
Gambija
Gambia
Gambia
ガンビア
감비아
Gambia
Gambija
GambijaГамбија
Gambia
ประเทศแกมเบีย
nước Gambia

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[ˈgæmbɪə] n the Gambiail Gambia

Gambia

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Sent out in 1795 by the African Society of London, he got as far as Bambarra, saw the Niger, travelled five hundred miles with a slave-merchant, reconnoitred the Gambia River, and returned to England in 1797.
My design in this was to make the river Gambia or Senegal, that is to say anywhere about the Cape de Verde, where I was in hopes to meet with some European ship; and if I did not, I knew not what course I had to take, but to seek for the islands, or perish there among the negroes.
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The chief founder of Everton FC Gambia Seedy Saidykhan said: "We are looking to continue a tradition of football excellence.
Shahzad Alam, Chairman PCSIR offered cooperation in human resource development through tailored made training courses for students and professionals from Gambia.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to start a new chapter of cooperation with Gambia in different agricultural, hygiene and technological fields, building power plants and fighting against extremism and terrorism," Zarif said in a meeting with Gambian Parliament Vice-Speaker Momodou Sanneh in Tehran on Monday.
The book consists of twelve chapters; the first two cover Faye's early life and career as a founder-teacher and master of the school in Kristi-Kunda (Christ's village), a remote Gambian village that was part of a brave but largely unsuccessful plan by Anglican Bishop John Daley to Christianize the Upper River regions of the Gambia still largely untouched by Islam at that time.