Meaning of Senegal in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛnɪˈɡɔːl/

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proper noun

  • A country on the coast of West Africa; population 15,100,000 (estimated 2015); languages, French (official), Wolof, and other West African languages; capital, Dakar.

Part of the Mali empire in the 14th and 15th centuries, the area was colonized by the French and became part of French West Africa in 1895. Briefly a partner in the Federation of Mali (1959), Senegal withdrew and became a fully independent republic in 1960. Gambia forms an enclave within Senegal