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

Gambia

[ˈgæmbɪə] N (the) GambiaGambia f

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[ˈgæmbiə] nGambie f

Gambia

n (the) GambiaGambia nt

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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.
The group of 20 pupils from the Sixth Form College joined the Team Gambia project in February and since then have been fundraising for the Jemus Jungkung Jammeh Memorial Nursery and Lower Basic School in Abuko, near Banjul.
We have great lessons to learn from our experience in The Gambia and have a strategy to reach every blind and visually impaired person in the country.
There are 13 first-round ties, including Gambia versus Namibia, with the winners joining the 27 top-ranked sides in the second round.
26-28, is organized by the Sierra Leone Embassy in Gambia in collaboration with the Gambian Ministry of Health.
Prosecutors say the two men, Cherno Njie and Papa Faal, traveled separately from the United States to Gambia to participate in the unrest there.
The meetings reviewed what was achieved in the field of malaria control in the two countries, and the performance of the gambia project in the Sudan's states and the Egyptian provinces and the vectors survey conducted by the project in the Sudan and the explorations campaigns, besides the performance of the technical committees of the gambia project in Egypt and the Sudan.
The materials were handed over to the ministry through the ministry deputy permanent secretary Dawda Ceesay, who noted that Gambia should not be complacent, despite that no Ebola case has been detected in the country.
After a strong showing at the polls in 1996, retired colonel Yahya Jammeh was sworn into office as first President of the Second Republic of The Gambia on 6 November, 1996.
The trust is a small UK registered charity working to improve the lives of working equines in The Gambia.
The Gambia became independent from the United Kingdom in 1965.