Senegal[sen′i gôl′, -gäl′]
- river flowing from W Mali northwest into the Atlantic: c. 1,000 mi (1,609 km)
- country in W Africa, on the Atlantic: formerly a territory of French West Africa, it became independent in 1960: 76,124 sq mi (197,160 sq km); pop. 6,982,000; cap. Dakar
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- Senˌe·ga·leseˈ adjective & n.