Definition of Senegal in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌsɛnɪˈɡɔːl
A country on the coast of West Africa; population 13,711,600 (est. 2009); languages, French (official), Wolof, and other West African languages; capital, Dakar.

Part of the Mali empire in the 14th and 15th centuries, the area was colonized by the French and became part of French West Africa in 1895. Briefly a partner in the Federation of Mali (1959), Senegal withdrew and became a fully independent republic in 1960. Gambia forms an enclave within Senegal



Pronunciation: /-ɡəˈliːz/
adjective& noun
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  • He, too, took three wives - one Lebanese, one Spanish, one Senegalese.
  • Plus, a rising star and a superstar, backstage with two of Africa's best as we get a taste of Ethiopian and Senegalese music.
  • This well-known Senegalese dish has a particular and inimitable flavour, where lots of elements work on your tongue at the same time.

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