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A region of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea. In the 1950s and 1960s most of the countries in this area achieved independence from colonial powers.
West African adj. & n.
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|Noun||1.||West African - a group of languages spoken in the extreme western part of West Africa|
Niger-Congo - a family of African language spoken in west Africa
Ful, Peul, Fula, Fulani - a family of languages of the Fulani of West Africa and used as a lingua franca in the sub-Saharan regions from Senegal to Chad; the best known of the West African languages
Serer - a West African language closely related to Fula; spoken primarily in Senegal and Gambia
Wolof - the West African language of the Wolof in Senegal; related to Fula
|Adj.||1.||West African - of or relating to the countries or cultures or people of West Africa|
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