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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.
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Noun1.The Gambia - a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West AfricaThe Gambia - 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
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Gambia, Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral cooperation between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries, in order for consultations and exchange of information on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest contribute in bolstering understanding between the two countries.
Yahya Jammeh of the Republic of Gambia, President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal, President Imomali Rakhmonov of the Republic of Tajikistan, President Almazbek Atambayev of the Kyrgyz Republic, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of the Republic of Kazakhstan, President Abdulla Yameen of the Republic of the Maldives, President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger, President Mohammed Bukhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Republic of Mali.
Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has received a cable of thanks from President Dr Yahya Jammeh of the Republic of Gambia in reply to His Majesty's congratulatory cable on the occasion of his country's Independence anniversary.
Jammeh, President of the Republic of Gambia administered the oath to Justice Chowhan on 6th March 2014 at a dignified ceremony held in Banjul, capital of The Gambia.
Haj Yahya Abdulaziz Jammeh of the Republic of Gambia arrived here today.
In the afternoon, at his residence in the Ethiopian capital, the two leaders signed a bilateral agreement between the State of Kuwait and the Republic of Gambia, which underlines first the formation of a joint cooperation committee between the two governments.
The Republic of Gambia is a country in Western Africa and the smallest on mainland Africa

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