Question: What language do they speak in Gambia?

What is the first language in Gambia?

The Gambia is a former British Colony and the official language is English but there are also several tribal languages including Mandinka and Wolof. Educated in English, most Gambians are at least bilingual.

How many languages are spoken in the Gambia?

There are at least 10 languages spoken in Gambia by the various ethnic groups. Apart from English which is the official language spoken in schools and public offices there is also Wolof, Serer-Sine, Sarahole, Pulaar, Maninkakan, Mandjaque, Mandingo, Jola-Fonyi and the Akus Creole (pidgin English).

Is Gambia a French speaking country?

The country retains strong connections with Britain and is one of the few parts of West Africa where English, rather than French, is the official language.

Why is the Gambia poor?

As of 2014, the United Nations Development Programmes human development index ranked it the 172nd poorest country out of 186. While the causes of poverty in the Gambia are numerous, the two root problems are an overall lack of economic diversity as well as inadequate agricultural proficiency and productivity.

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