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Gam·bi·aor 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.
(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)
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.
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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
Gambia[ˈgæmbɪə] N (the) Gambia → Gambia f
Gambia[ˈgæmbiə] n → Gambie f
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