The Gambia


People of The Gambia are called Gambians. Among the ethnic groups, the Malinké (Mandingo) make up an estimated 42 percent of the population; the Fulani, who predominate in the eastern part of the country, make up 16 percent; and the Wolof represent 15 percent. To learn more about the Malinké see the chapter on Liberia in Volume 5. For the Fulani, see the chapter on Guinea in Volume 4. For the Wolof, see the chapter on Senegal in Volume 8.

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