Senegal


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Senegal

Sen·e·gal

 (sĕn′ĭ-gôl′, -gäl′)
A country of western Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. The coast was settled by Wolof and other West Atlantic peoples, while the interior formed part of the medieval empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Coastal trading posts were established by the Portuguese (mid-1400s) and by the Dutch and the French (1600s). Senegal was awarded to France in 1815 by the Treaty of Paris and became a French colony in 1895 as part of French West Africa, with full independence being won in 1960. Senegal joined with Gambia in the short-lived confederation of Senegambia (1982-1989). Dakar is the capital and the largest city.

Sen′e·ga·lese′ (-gô-lēz′, -lēs′, -gə-) adj. & n.

Senegal

(ˌsɛnɪˈɡɔːl)
n
(Placename) a republic in West Africa, on the Atlantic: made part of French West Africa in 1895; became fully independent in 1960; joined with The Gambia to form the Confederation of Senegambia (1982–89); mostly low-lying, with semidesert in the north and tropical forest in the southwest Official language: French. Religion: Muslim majority. Currency: franc. Capital: Dakar. Pop: 13 300 410 (2013 est). Area: 197 160 sq km (76 124 sq miles)

Sen•e•gal

(ˌsɛn ɪˈgɔl, -ˈgɑl)

n.
1. a republic in W Africa: independent member of the French Community; formerly part of French West Africa. 10,051,930; 76,084 sq. mi. (197,057 sq. km). Cap.: Dakar.
2. a river in W Africa, flowing NW from E Mali to the Atlantic. ab. 1000 mi. (1600 km) long.
French, Sé•né•gal (seɪ neɪˈgal)
Sen`e•ga•lese′ (-gəˈliz, -ˈlis) adj., n., pl. -lese.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Senegal - a republic in northwestern Africa on the coast of the AtlanticSenegal - a republic in northwestern Africa on the coast of the Atlantic; formerly a French colony but achieved independence in 1960
capital of Senegal, Dakar - the capital and chief port and largest city of Senegal
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
Senegalese - a native or inhabitant of Senegal
Translations
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Szenegál
セネガル
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nước Senegal

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But you must know that the distance from Zanzibar to the coast of Senegal is only thirty-five hundred--say four thousand miles.
Lawrence, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Plata, the Orinoco, the Niger, the Senegal, the Elbe, the Loire, and the Rhine, which carry water from the most civilised, as well as from the most savage, countries!
My design in this was to make the river Gambia or Senegal, that is to say anywhere about the Cape de Verde, where I was in hopes to meet with some European ship; and if I did not, I knew not what course I had to take, but to seek for the islands, or perish there among the negroes.
Apres cette qualification, l'equipe locale du Senegal se retrouvera, en septembre prochain, face a sa bete noire, la Guinee pour negocier son ticket pour la phase finale.
DAKAR, Senegal -- H.E Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal meets with Africa Oil & Power (AfricaOilandPower.com) CEO Guillaume Doane to discuss Senegal's next phase of investment; President Sall will receive the Africa Oil Man of the Year award at the AOP 2019 conference; Senegal continues on its efforts to develop its oil, gas and power sectors as a means to boost economic growth.
For Senegal, who lost to Algeria by the same scoreline in the group stage, the long wait for a first continental crown goes on as coach Aliou Cisse, the captain of the 2002 runners-up, again fell short in the final.It was the first title-decider to feature two African coaches since 1998, with Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi completing a whirlwind 12 months at the helm after inheriting a side that failed to make it out of the group stage two years ago.
On the other hand, Senegal are yet to win the tournament.
Baghdad Bounedjah stunned Senegal with a shot which took a wicked deflection off a defender and looped over the bewildered goalkeeper Alfred Gomis and into the net.
Mane, who helped Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur on June 1 in the Champions League final in Madrid, missed Senegal's opening game at this year's Cup of Nations as he was suspended because of an accumulation of cautions in the qualifiers.
And the centre-back, who is currently representing Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, has seemingly put potential suitors on alert by giving an update on his future.
Keita Balde put them ahead in the first half and Krepin Diatta rifled a shot through a crowd of players for the second just after the hour to confirm Senegal's dominance in the Group C match.