- 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 Sé·né·gal [sey-ney-gal] /seɪ neɪˈgal/.
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Examples from the Web for senegal
He set off from the coast of Senegal in a 24ft homemade rowboat.
An even more advanced boat was built and Mooney returned to Senegal in 2011 for his third attempt.
There are just over 500 military service members in West Africa, serving in Senegal and Liberia.U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training
October 17, 2014
“My first act of political activism was when I was at Occidental College,” he said in Senegal, on his 2013 trip to Africa.How Obama's Shallow Worldview Failed Us
August 29, 2014
Rather, we must learn as we go, so that Senegal can be used as a model for transformational change at the grassroots level.U.K. Pledge on Female Genital Cutting Is a Milestone, Says Tostan’s Molly Melching
March 8, 2013
He was dying of inflammation of the liver, contracted in Senegal.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He could never think without emotion of Nicolas's departure for Senegal.Fruitfulness
Schmaltz and Lachaumareys gave orders to take the route for Senegal.
My father then borrowed a little shallop to take us to Senegal.
We congratulated him on the happiness of leaving so melancholy a place as Senegal.
- 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 senegal
African nation, named for the river through it, perhaps from a local word meaning "navigable."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Senegal was a French colony from 1895 to 1958. It became fully independent in 1960.
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