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  • The capital and largest city of Senegal, in the western part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It grew around a French fort built in 1857 and was the capital of French West Africa from 1902 to 1959. Population: 1,980,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of Senegal

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  • n. the capital and chief port and largest city of Senegal


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  • DAKAR (AFP) - Dakar officials lifted a ban on a planned opposition march against a controversial giant statue being inaugurated on Saturday as part of Senegal's 50th independence anniversary celebrations.

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  • DAKAR (AFP) - In a dusty government basement in Dakar, the archived history of nearly two centuries of French presence in West Africa is in an advanced state of degradation, a disintegrating record of colonisation.

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  • The first was held in Dakar in 1966, by which time most of Africa had won independence from European colonial rule.

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  • The U. N.'s deputy mission chief, Abdou Moussa, told reporters in Dakar Wednesday that Ivory Coast has never been this close to holding its long-awaited national elections.

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  • Having arrived in Dakar very late, we were exhausted and waited in our room for the bellmen to arrive with our bags.

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  • Do you know if can I order it into the French bookshop in Dakar?

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  • Wolof has the same 5-based numbering system, but in Dakar they gave up on wolof numbers and stuck to the french (which I also agree is wack with that 20 times 4 crap).

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  • A number of sound recordings previously given to universities in Dakar have become eroded because they do not have the means to adequately preserve the materials.

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  • During Bible school, I had even taught at a Christian academy in Dakar, Senegal.

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