Pronunciation: (gam'bē-u), [key]
1. a river in W Africa, flowing W to the Atlantic. 500 mi. (800 km) long.
2. The, a republic extending inland along both sides of this river: formerly a British crown colony and protectorate; gained independence 1965; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 525,000; 4003 sq. mi. (10,368 sq. km). Cap.: Banjul.
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