from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of western Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. The coast was settled by Wolof and other West Atlantic peoples, while the interior formed part of the medieval empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Coastal trading posts were established by the Portuguese (mid-15th century) and by the Dutch and the French (17th century). Senegal was awarded to France in 1815 by the Treaty of Paris and became a French colony in 1895 as part of French West Africa, with full independence being won in 1960. Senegal joined with Gambia in the short-lived confederation of Senegambia (1981-1989). Dakar is the capital and the largest city. Population: 12,500,000.
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- proper n. Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Senegal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Gum senegal. See under gum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Senegal, a river in western Africa, and the region near it. Compare Senegambian.
- n. [lowercase] A dealers' name of the small African blood-finches of the genus Lagonosticta.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a republic in northwestern Africa on the coast of the Atlantic; formerly a French colony but achieved independence in 1960
MOMAR NDAO, CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION OF SENEGAL: The thing that's getting around in Senegal is the high -- the high prices.
MOMAR NDAO, PRESIDENT, CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION OF SENEGAL: The thing that's getting wrong in Senegal is the high prices.
Acacia senegal dry matter production in a Sahelian savanna in Senegal
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH PRESIDENT ABDOU DIOUF OF SENEGAL Presidential Palace Dakar, Senegal
According to the New-York Historical Society, it could have been named for the Seneca tribe of Native Americans, or a distortion of the word "Senegal" in Africa.
I grew up in Senegal and Morocco and am glad to see people taking a real interest in African art that isn't in the form of a mask or some beaded jewelry.
STEVE INSKEEP, host: Senegal is gearing up for the World's Festival of Black Arts and Culture.
Senegal is where we hail from, the details noting a group of warrior brothers from there ending up in Haiti fighting against Napoleon's troops for Henri Chrsitophe — a L'Ouverture General.
I came away from this experience in Senegal greatly enriched, and admiring of this lovely African-American Pan Am stewardess.
Reuters reports that more than 160 Haitian students arrived in Senegal Wednesday to receive free education, as promised by Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade.
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