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[dah-kahr] /dɑˈkɑr/
a seaport in and the capital of Senegal; capital of former French West Africa. 68 sq. mi. (176 sq. km).


[sen-i-gawl, -gahl] /ˌsɛn ɪˈgɔl, -ˈgɑl/
a republic in W Africa: independent member of the French Community; formerly part of French West Africa. 76,084 sq. mi. (197,057 sq. km).
Capital: Dakar.
a river in W Africa, flowing NW from E Mali to the Atlantic at St. Louis. About 1000 miles (1600 km) long.
French Sénégal
[sey-ney-gal] /seɪ neɪˈgal/ (Show IPA)
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  • Bey, where'd you leave our two hover-lorries when you came here to Dakar?

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Some one has sent me his good wishes for the voyage from France by way of Dakar.

    South America To-day Georges Clemenceau
  • I think after about a week in Kabara we ought to go on down to Dakar and suggest she be given another assignment for a while.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • My team was heading back for Dakar for a rest and new assignments.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Bliss turned on the autopi and napped while the gyrojet carried him to his villa outside Dakar.

    It's All Yours Sam Merwin
British Dictionary definitions for Dakar


the capital and chief port of Senegal, on the SE side of Cape Verde peninsula. Pop: 2 313 000 (2005 est)


a republic in West Africa, on the Atlantic: made part of French West Africa in 1895; became fully independent in 1960; joined with The Gambia to form the Confederation of Senegambia (1982–89); mostly low-lying, with semidesert in the north and tropical forest in the southwest Official language: French. Religion: Muslim majority. Currency: franc. Capital: Dakar. Pop: 13 300 410 (2013 est). Area: 197 160 sq km (76 124 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Dakar


African nation, named for the river through it, perhaps from a local word meaning "navigable."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Senegal definition

Republic in western Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south. Dakar is the capital and largest city.

Note: Senegal was a French colony from 1895 to 1958. It became fully independent in 1960.
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