Definition of Gambia

1. Noun. A narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa.

Exact synonyms: Republic Of The Gambia, The Gambia
Generic synonyms: African Country, African Nation
Terms within: Banjul, Capital Of Gambia
Group relationships: Africa
Member holonyms: Gambian
Derivative terms: Gambian



Definition of Gambia

1. Proper noun. A country in Western Africa. Official name: The Republic of the Gambia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gambia

1. gambier [n -S] - See also: gambier

Medical Definition of Gambia

1. A republic in western africa, constituting an enclave within senegal extending on both sides of the gambia river. Its capital is banjul, formerly bathurst. The mouth of the river was discovered in 1455 by the portuguese and the english ascended the river 1618-19. The british claim to the region was recognised by the treaty of versailles in 1783. Its status under the british and sierra leone changed several times from 1807 until 1965 when it became independent. The country is named for the river and is a portuguese corruption of the native name ba-dimma, meaning river. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gambia

gambade
gambades
gambado
gambadoed
gambadoes
gambados
gambas
gambe
gambes
gambeson
gambesons
gambet
gambets
gambetta
gambettas
gambia (current term)
gambias
gambiers
gambir
gambirs
gambison
gambisons
gambist
gambists
gambit
gambited
gambiting
gambits
gamble

Literary usage of Gambia

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"The following observations are of interest in connection with the view that gambia Fever may be the early stage of the disease which ends as Sleeping ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1859)
"Government House, Bathurst, gambia, 24th January, 1856. SIR,—I have the honour to transmit a treaty of amity and commerce entered into by me with ..."

3. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1901)
"On the ornithology of the gambia River. XXXV.—On the Ornithology of the gambia Kiver. ... IN visiting the gambia Colony between November 1898 and July 1899, ..."

4. The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1834)
"Supposed Junction of the Rivers gambia and ... river was not a branch of the gambia; and some geographical information has been thus collected which may not ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1876)
"On a proposed Trade Boute from the gambia to Timbuctoo. By HTM COOPER, Administrator of the gambia. Government House, Bathurst, River gambia, September 15th ..."

6. Cases and Opinions on Constitutional Law: And Various Points of English by William Forsyth (1869)
"He next caused to be seized several canoes, laden with brown nuts, the produce of the gambia river, and proceeding to the French Comptoir at Albreda. ..."

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