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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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However, while Ghana and Nigeria make the most vocal claims, the Senegambian region has the most credibility.
The author explains in the preface that the biography is the result of a promise Senghor made when he consulted Faye for his research on Senegambian integration in the 1970s (p.
I suggest that through looking in depth at the exchange and transmission of this tribute song, we can better identify the precise manner by which religious observances, particularly those of (African- and Anglo-) American Muslims, are rerouted and indigenized into Senegambian traditions.
Nonetheless, hundreds of the African vaqueros in New Spain would have been experts in Senegambian open-range cattle herding practices and quite capable of introducing those ideas as well as innovating to suit the the new context.
In a world in which the distant island of Saint Domingue (Haiti) would come to stand for a resonant form of revolution, the "Habitants" or "Originaires" of Saint Louis came to represent a particular form of imperial citizenship, combining French, Muslim and Senegambian civil, civic and political elements.
In August 1989, Senegalese-Gambian military cooperation, which began with the joint Senegalese-Gambian efforts during the 1981 coup attempt, ceased with the dissolution of the Senegambian Confederation.
These initiatives, together with the crisis in the 1840s in the market for Senegambian tree resins (gums), the lowering of import duties in France, and abolition of the slave trade in 1848, would eventually spell the end of the Eur-African intermediaries in that region, (43) who had effectively mediated trade networks along the Senegal River to African kingdoms in the interior (Gajaaga, etc.
It alludes in fact to the multiple and overlapping spaces and dynamics of the global Senegambian social space identifiable through historical, geographical and social variables; it alludes also to the social space of the specific communities interrelated by networks of clientelism, religious and economic solidarities, configurations which produce conflicting dynamics that can either strengthen national unity or, in the contrary, increase interdependency among the States and their peoples (Sall 1992).
35) They cite no firm evidence, which is not surprising because Alice enjoyed Clorindy with the irreproachable Victoria Earle Matthews and apparently took her mother to Williams and Walker's Senegambian Carnival.
However, the exile of Dom Antonio, the claimant to the Portuguese throne, gave an unexpected impetus to the resumption of the Guinea or rather the Senegambian slave trade.
In order to construct a political economy of the institutions of health care in the Senegambian region of West Africa, Keita (history, Villanova U.
Mitochondrial portrait of the Cabo Verde archipelago: the Senegambian outpost of Atlantic slave trade.