• S. H. Steinberg
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Gambia was discovered by the early Portuguese navigators, but they made no settlement. During the 17th century various companies of merchants obtained trading charters and established a settlement on the river, which, from 1807, was controlled from Sierra Leone; in 1843 it was made an independent Crown Colony; in 1866 it formed part of the West African Settlements, but in Dec. 1888 it again became a separate Crown Colony. The boundaries were not delimited until after 1890.


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Books of Reference

  1. Annual Report on Gambia, 1962–63. HMSO, 1964Google Scholar
  2. Gambia (Constitution) Order in Council, 1963. HMSO, 1963 and 1964Google Scholar
  3. Gailey, Jr, H. A., A History of the Gambia. London, 1964Google Scholar
  4. Gamble, D. F., The Wolof of Senegambia. London, 1957Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1965

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