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The djembe was invented in the 12th century by Mandinke tribe which is now Mali

The Gambia is a country in West Africa. It is surrounded by Senegal, apart from a short strip of Atlantic coastline at its western end. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa

Population- 1,797,860Capital: BanjulCurrency: Gambian dalasiPresident: Yahya JammehOfficial language: English LanguageGovernment: Presidential system, RepublicUniversity: University of the Gambia

National Holiday- Independence Day, February 18

Gambia Traditional Dance

The Kora, a 21-stringed African harp, is one of the most important instruments belonging to the Manding peoples of West Africa. It can be found in The Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. The Kora, along with a handful of other instruments, belongs exclusively to the griot families of West Africa.

People in Gambia are very friendly.When you walk by them the will say "Hah-lo" or " How ah you?" But sometimes when you walk by kids they might say "Toubab!" which means white person. Some people are very nice and ask you how your day is going. All together Gambia is a great place and a great place to live.

How to make the djembe


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