Gambia

geographical name
Gam·​bia | \ ˈgam-bē-ə How to pronounce Gambia (audio) , ˈgäm-\

Definition of Gambia

1 river 700 miles (1126 kilometers) long in western Africa flowing west from Fouta Djallon in western Guinea through Senegal into the Atlantic in Gambia
2 or the Gambia country of western Africa surrounded on three sides by Senegal and comprising a strip of land about 12 to 30 miles (19 to 48 kilometers) wide that straddles the Gambia River from the Atlantic coast inland for about 200 miles (322 kilometers); capital Banjul area 4363 square miles (11,300 square kilometers), population 2,093,000

Other Words from Gambia

Gambian \ ˈgam-​bē-​ən How to pronounce Gambian (audio) , ˈgäm-​ \ adjective or noun

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