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  1. a region in W Africa between the Senegal and Gambia rivers, now mostly in Senegal.
  2. a confederation of Senegal and the Gambia, formed in 1982.
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Related formsSen·e·gam·bi·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for senegambia

Historical Examples

  • Sancho, a stringed instrument from Senegambia, Western Africa.

    Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)

    Carl Engel

  • They are also nearer to the same than they are to the Blacks of the Senegambia.

    Man and His Migrations

    R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham

  • In the heat of its climate Senegambia ranks with Egypt and Nubia.

  • The vegetation of Senegambia is very luxuriant and vigorous.

  • Lower Senegambia includes the sections bordering on the Gambia.

British Dictionary definitions for senegambia


  1. a region of W Africa, between the Senegal and Gambia Rivers: now mostly in Senegal
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