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Gambia

[gam-bee-uh] /ˈgæm bi ə/
noun
1.
a river in W Africa, flowing W to the Atlantic. 500 miles (800 km) long.
2.
The, a republic extending inland along both sides of this river: formerly a British crown colony and protectorate; gained independence 1965; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 4003 sq. mi. (10,368 sq. km).
Capital: Banjul.
Related forms
Gambian, adjective, noun
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Gambian

/ˈɡæmbɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Gambia or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Gambia

Gambia

/ˈɡæmbɪə/
noun
1.
The Gambia, a republic in W Africa, entirely surrounded by Senegal except for an outlet to the Atlantic: sold to English merchants by the Portuguese in 1588; became a British colony in 1843; gained independence and became a member of the Commonwealth in 1965; joined with Senegal to form the Confederation of Senegambia (1982–89); consists of a strip of land about 16 km (10 miles) wide, on both banks of the Gambia River, extending inland for about 480 km (300 miles). Official language: English. Religion: Muslim majority. Currency: dalasi. Capital: Banjul. Pop: 1 883 051 (2013 est). Area: 11 295 sq km (4361 sq miles)
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