from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of western Africa watered by the Senegal and Gambia rivers.
- A confederation of Senegal and Gambia (1981-1989) intended to promote cooperation between the two countries in matters of foreign policy, security, and economic affairs. Senegal dissolved the confederation when Gambia refused to move closer toward union.
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- proper n. The Senegambia Confederation, a loose confederation between the West African countries of Senegal and the Gambia.
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1981 - Gambia & Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in Feb
Relatively unknown in the West, there was another obscure drum which has been just as important in the Wolof and Serer cultures of the Senegambia region and would go on to be just as powerful and symbolic as the Djembe.
Peters, Lenrie Leopold Wilfred (September 1, 1932 – May 28, 2009) Senegambia News obit; The Point tribute
Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989.
Senegal joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982, but the envisaged integration of the two countries was never carried out, and the union was dissolved in 1989.
Rebels defeated with aid from Senegal; Senegambia Confederation launched 1982 but eventually dissolved 1989..
Galen Currah (who lived in Senegal for 9 years) wrote to tell us about two resources he found “to be of more cultural insight on the Senegambia than all the other stuff put together.”
Becomes colony of Senegambia and Niger, subject to Senegal 1902; renamed Haut-Senegal-Niger 1904..
Senegalconventional long form: Republic of Senegal conventional short form: Senegal local long form: Republique du Senegal local short form: Senegal former: Senegambia (along with The Gambia), Mali Federation
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 39.3% male: 51.1% female: 29.2% (2002 est.) GovernmentCountry name: conventional long form: Republic of Senegal conventional short form: Senegal local long form: Republique du Senegal local short form: Senegal former: Senegambia (along with The Gambia), Mali Federation
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