Definition of Senegal in English:


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

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 in 1959, Senegal withdrew and became a fully independent republic in 1960. Gambia forms an enclave within Senegal



Pronunciation: /ˌsenəɡəˈlēz, -ˈlēs/
adjective& noun
More example sentences
  • 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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