geographical name \ˌse-nə-ˈgam-bē-ə\

Definition of SENEGAMBIA

region W Africa around Senegal & Gambia rivers
confederation of Senegal & Gambia 1982–89
Sen·e·gam·bi·an \-ən\ adjective or noun


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Confederation of Senegal and Gambia, 1982–89. The two countries agreed to integrate their military and security forces, form an economic and monetary union, coordinate their foreign policies and communications, and establish confederal institutions controlled by Senegal. Each country maintained its independence. The confederation was dissolved in 1989. The name Senegambia also refers to the region around the Sénégal and Gambia rivers.


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