Definition of Gambia in English:

Gambia

proper noun

  • 1A country on the coast of West Africa; population 2,000,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), Malinke and other indigenous languages, Creole; capital, Banjul.

  • 2A river of West Africa, which rises near Labé in Guinea and flows 800 km (500 miles) through Senegal and Gambia to meet the Atlantic at Banjul.

Gambia consists of a narrow strip of territory on either side of the Gambia River that forms an enclave in Senegal. It was created a British colony in 1843 and became a republic in 1970. It was an independent member of the Commonwealth from1965 to 2013

Pronunciation

Gambia

/ˈɡambɪə/