from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of western Africa lying along the Gambia River and surrounded, except for a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, by Senegal. Once a part of the Mali Empire, it became a British crown colony in 1843 and a British protectorate in 1894. Gambia achieved independence in 1965. From 1982 to 1989 it formed with Senegal the Confederation of Senegambia. Banjul is the capital. Population: 1,690,000.
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- proper n. A country in Western Africa. Official name: The Republic of the Gambia.
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- n. a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
Mandinka Kambra/Kambaa ("Gambia River") or Serer Gamba (from the sacred Gamba beaten upon the death of an elder). (Wiktionary)