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Gambia

  • Donald George Morrison
  • Robert Cameron Mitchell
  • John Naber Paden

Abstract

The ethnic classifcation of Gambia is done at a low level of abstraction. All the ethnic categories correspond to functioning identity groups. All speak different languages and have different cultural and historical backgrounds. Most groups probably entered the region within the last six centuries as a result of pressures exerted in their former homelands in contemporary Mali and Senegal. Note that the ethnic group “Diola” is not the same as the broader term “Dyula,” which refers to Mandé-speaking Muslim traders.

Keywords

Language Pattern Country Profile Attempt Coup Left Regime Annual Instability 
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© Irvington Publishers, Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald George Morrison
    • 1
  • Robert Cameron Mitchell
    • 2
  • John Naber Paden
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard University Office of Information TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityUSA
  3. 3.George Mason UniversityUSA

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