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1. A region of western Africa watered by the Senegal and Gambia Rivers.
2. A confederation of Senegal and Gambia (1982-1989) intended to promote cooperation between the two countries in matters of foreign policy, security, and economic affairs. Senegal dissolved the confederation when Gambia refused to move closer toward union.

Sen′e·gam′bi·an adj.


(Placename) a region of W Africa, between the Senegal and Gambia Rivers: now mostly in Senegal


(ˌsɛn ɪˈgæm bi ə)

1. a region in W Africa between the Senegal and Gambia rivers, now mostly in Senegal.
2. a former (1982–89) confederation of Senegal and the Gambia.
Sen`e•gam′bi•an, adj.
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1749 and 1758, Adamson made a reconnoissance of the river, and visited Gorea; from 1785 to 1788, Golberry and Geoffroy travelled across the deserts of Senegambia, and ascended as far as the country of the Moors, who assassinated Saugnier, Brisson, Adam, Riley, Cochelet, and so many other unfortunate men.
I fancy that this ally breaks fresh ground in the annals of crime in this country,--though parallel cases suggest themselves from India, and, if my memory serves me, from Senegambia.
These schools in places like Senegambia eventually became means of resistance for Africa against slave trade and subsequently colonization.
30am in the Senegambia Beach Hotel next door, it's vulture feeding time.
Other plants in the garden, like cowpeas, okra and rice, were indigenous to the Senegambia region of West Africa.
from the beach on the Senegambia strip about 11 kilometres from Banjul.
The megalithic phenomenon in Senegambia belongs to the protohistoric period, early second millennium AD, which is closely linked to the context of emerging states (Bocoum 2000).
Senegal joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982, but the envisaged integration of the two countries was never carried out, and that union was dissolved in 1989.
Conrad (2004) notes that today, "Mande-speaking peoples include the Maninka of northeastern Guinea and southern Mall, the Bamana of Mall, the Mandinka of Senegambia and Guinea Bissau, and the Dyula of northern Cote d'Ivoire" (p.
It is believed that the first African slaves were imported to the New World at the beginning of the 17th century and that the first slaves came from Senegambia and the Windward Coast.
The other five languages represented in the table are Ibibio (Efik), Hausa and Yoruba spoken in Nigeria; Mandinka spoken in the Senegambia and Mali; Zarma spoken in Niger; each contributing one word.
Moreover, the African rulers of Senegambia ("a stretch of the mainland littoral lying between the rivers Senegal and Gambia in Upper Guinea and some 240 miles long") were "equal partners" in this trade rather than its dupes, as they are sometimes represented (82-83, 88).