Culture and Arts
The Gambia - A Rich History and Cultural Utopia
The Gambia may be one of the poorest countries in Africa, but it is rich in culture, art, and especially music. It is a multi-ethnic and multicultural society. And with all of their differences, the people of The Gambia have learned to co-exist with one another peacefully and together, have built one society. The rest of the world could surely take a lesson from the Gambian people.
The largest ethnic group is the Mandinka, followed by Fulani, Wolof, Jola and Serahule. Each has their own language and most people speak more than one, in addition to Engish, the official national language. Many interesting historical facts can be found on these two websites: www.gambia.dk/cu.html; and www.infoplease.com/country/profiles/gambia-the.html.
Culture: Past and Present
The next few pages of the website will show glimpses of some of the history, culture and art of both The Gambia and Senegal. I have also included some links to other websites and documents you can visit for additional information.