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Gambia

Gam·bi·a

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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Gambia

(ˈɡæmbɪə)
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)
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Gam•bi•a

(ˈgæm bi ə)

n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gambia - a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West AfricaGambia - 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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Translations
Gambie
Gambia
Gambio
Gambia
Gambija
Gambia
Gambia
ガンビア
감비아
Gambia
Gambija
GambijaГамбија
Gambia
ประเทศแกมเบีย
nước Gambia

Gambia

[ˈgæmbɪə] N (the) GambiaGambia f
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Gambia

[ˈgæmbiə] nGambie f
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Gambia

n (the) GambiaGambia nt
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Gambia

[ˈgæmbɪə] n the Gambiail Gambia
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Gambia

غامبيا Gambie Gambia Gambia Γκάμπια Gambia Gambia Gambie Gambija Gambia ガンビア 감비아 Gambia Gambia Gambia Gâmbia Гамбия Gambia ประเทศแกมเบีย Gambiya nước Gambia 冈比亚
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As the Commission investigating alleged rights abuses began its second session of hearings last month, Gambians were confused by the way the process has been progressing.
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The goal of the 2018-2021 National Development Plan is to "deliver good governance and accountability, social cohesion, national reconciliation and a revitalized and transformed economy for the wellbeing of all Gambians."
Gambians were soon leaving the country in large numbers to seek out a better life elsewhere.
This seismic shift brought with it hopes and optimism among Gambians for a better and more sustainable future.
274-275), whose lengthy entry is fully deserved considering his multifarious roles as political leader, journalist, and defender of the rights of Gambians, the remarkable increase in school enrollment for girls since 1994 (p.
"Including external debt, interest consumed a little over 25% of government revenues in 2012, up from 22.5% in 2011," President Jammeh told Gambians while addressing the new National Assembly in Banjul, the Gambian capital.
Reports have it that the Gambians were among other West Africans who were rounded up by Libyan police while making frantic efforts to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa through Libya using makeshift boats.
The momentum with which Takaful Gambia (TGL) entered the market has been maintained and patronage on the increase from among both Muslim and non-Muslim Gambians. For Muslim Gambians who had shied away from the conventional insurance due to religious reasons, this was a long awaited opportunity.