Pronunciation: (gam'bē-u),[key] —n. 1. a river in W Africa, flowing W to the Atlantic. 500 mi. (800 km) long.
2. The, a republic extending inland along both sides of this river: formerly a British crown colony and protectorate; gained independence 1965; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 525,000; 4003 sq. mi. (10,368 sq. km). Cap.: Banjul.