Etymology
Advertisement

Gambia

West African nation, named for the river through it, which was so called by 14c. Portuguese explorers, said to be a corruption of a native name, Ba-Dimma, meaning "the river." Related: Gambian.

updated on October 14, 2021

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of Gambia from WordNet

Gambia (n.)
a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa;
Synonyms: The Gambia / Republic of The Gambia
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.