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Senegal officially the Republic of Senegal is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal also borders The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks ...


Orientation. Identification. The area that today is Senegal once was part of the West African Empire of Mali, Ghana, and Tekrur. The country takes its name from the river that runs along its northern and eastern borders, forming the frontier with Mauritania and Mali. A poetic etymology from the Wolof people states that the ...


Guide to Senegal and Senagalese culture, society, language, etiquette, customs, manners and protocol.


Over ten different ethnic groups live in Senegal and many of these people have cultures which go a long way back, to ancient kingdoms of the region.


The name 'Senegal' is said to come from the Wolof name of the dugout canoe, as it was mispronounced by visiting Portuguese sailors in the middle of the 15th century. Senegal is the African country closest to the US, and Goree Island used to be the last spot of the motherland the unfortunate slaves bound to the Americas ...


Senegal: Geographical and historical treatment of Senegal, including maps and statistics as well as a survey of its people, economy, and government.


Senegal people and culture. Religion, music, art, crafts, cooking.


RELIGION: Islam (Sunni, with traditional aspects); Roman Catholicism. 1 • INTRODUCTION. Senegal has an important precolonial history. The lands now comprising Senegal once were part of three empires: Ghana, Mali (which brought Islam to the area), and the Songhai. Senegalese culture strongly reflects influences ...


History, language and culture guide for Senegal including key historical events, information on the spoken languages, useful phrases, social conventions, religion and cultural diversity.