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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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During his visit to The Gambia, the President will hold delegation talks with the President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, in capital Banjul on July 31.
Ordinarily, The Gambia, the nation with the smallest territorial footprint in Africa, is the least studied and written about of the four former British colonies in West Africa.