Gambia definitions

găm'bē-ə
A country of western Africa lying along the Gambia River and surrounded, except for a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, by Senegal. Once a part of the Mali Empire, it became a British crown colony in 1843 and a British protectorate in 1894. Gambia achieved independence in 1965. From 1982 to 1989 it formed with Senegal the Confederation of Senegambia. Banjul is the capital and the largest city.
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Country on the W coast of Africa, surrounded on three sides by Senegal: formerly a British colony & protectorate, it became independent (1965) & a member of the Commonwealth: 4,363 sq mi (11,300 sq km); cap. Banjul.
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River in W Africa, flowing from N Guinea, through Senegal & Gambia, into the Atlantic: c. 700 mi (1,127 km)
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