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Gambia

Syllabification: Gam·bi·a
Pronunciation: /ˈɡambēə
 
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Definition of Gambia in English:

1 (also the Gambia) A country on the coast of West Africa; population 1,778,100 (est. 2009); capital, Banjul; languages, English (official), Malinke and other indigenous languages, and Creole.

Gambia consists of a narrow strip of territory on either side of the Gambia River that forms an enclave in Senegal. It was created a British colony in 1843 and became a republic in 1970. It was an independent member of the Commonwealth from1965 to 2013

2A river in West Africa that rises near Labé in Guinea and flows for 500 miles (800 km) through Senegal and Gambia to meet the Atlantic Ocean at Banjul.

Derivatives

Gambian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • By tracing seven generations of his own family to the Gambian village of Juffere, he had turned whatever lingering shame black Americans felt about Africa into pride.
  • News is broadcast in English and the major Gambian languages (Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, Jola, and Serahuli).
  • A company near Chicago that buys and sells exotic pets simultaneously held a sick Gambian giant pouched rat and some prairie dogs, he says.

Words that rhyme with Gambia

Zambia

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