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The Gambia

The name of the Anthem: "For Gambia Our Homeland"

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Per capita income  The Gambia 1965 (The year the anthem was adopted)                      
         To learn more about this country click here:  The Gambia

         Quiz Questions

1. Describe the economic conditions of The Gambia.  Since
independence in 1965, what has happened to the per
Capita income of this country?  Has it decreased or increased?
What has been the main source for its growth?  Tourism 
or Agriculture?

2. Gambia is one of the countries in West Africa. Like we have seen in the situation with South Africa and Lesotho, South Africa completely surrounds Lesotho, a landlocked country. Gambia is not land locked, it has an opening to the Atlantic Ocean, but other than that small opening to the ocean, the entire country is almost surrounded by Senegal. It looks like a long strripe of land that runs deep into Senegal. See map above. Its original capital was called Bathurst, but it is now called Banjul. Early in the history of Gambia, around the ninth and tenth centuries, Arab traders traded with the people in the area and established the trans-atlantic slave trade route in the region. They traded in gold, ivory, manufactured goods, and even slaves. The Gambia River runs through the country from one end (west) to the other end (east). The country is located on both sides of the river. Gambia was first colonized by the Portuguese and later by the British. Gambia gained her independence from the British on February 18, 1965. Gambia is considered one of the peaceful countries in West Africa. Except for the brief period of military rule from 1994 to 1996 in which Dawda Jawara was deposed, the country has been relatively peaceful. At the end of the military rule, Colonel Jammeh won the September election and was sworn into office as President of the Republic of the Gambia on November 6, 1996. _____________ My question is, What were the reasons for the military coup? How long did the military rule and who were the leaders during this transitional time? The AFPRC (Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council) members were accused by Lt. Yahya A. J. J. Jammeh, Chairman of the AFPRC for carrying out an illegal coup. Who were the two Captains accused of carrying out an illegal coup and what ever happened to them? ____________ 3. The Gambia is divided into 5 divisions and one city. a. Banjul (North, Central, South) This is the City b. Central River (Janjanbureh) c. Lower River (Mansa Konko) d. North Bank (Kerewan) e. Upper River (Basse) f. Western (Brikama) Can you locate all these areas on the map above? _______________ 4. The Gambia is a nation of many languages. Some of the languages and ethnic groups are the following: 1. Mandinka (the largest group) 2. Fula 3. Wolof 4. Jola 5. Serahule 6. Serers 7. Bianunkas 8. Krio (Akus) one of the smallest ethnic minorities. They are concentrated in the Banjul and are said to be descendants of the Sierra Leone Creole people. 9. English. What is the official language of Gambia? It must be noted that due to the demography of the country and its location within a French speaking country (Senegal) most people understand and speak French. _____________ 5. When did The Gambia gain her independence and from which country did she gain her independence? ______________ 6. What  year was the Gambia National Anthem adopted? 
And what is the Name of the National Anthem?  Who composed it?
Lyrics by_________________________Music by_______________________
Since when did they start using the Anthem?  19____?  
a. 1965     
b. 1966     
c. 1960     
d. 1996     
e.  2005     
f. None of the Above
g.    The Name of the National Anthem___________________________

7. What was The Gambia's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) for 2012?
8. In terms of education, what percentage of school-age children attend Koranic school?___________% ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ 9.    What is the political structure of The Gambia Since the independence of The Gambia it has had how many political parties?      ________________     1 0. Which Religion do most of the people of The Gambia adhere to and what percentage of the population practices it? a.     African Traditional Religions?_______% b. Christianity--Which Brand of Christianity?_________% 1. Roman Catholic__________% 2. Protestant___________% 3. Eastern Orthodox________% c. Islam______________% d. Hinduism__________% e. Buddhism__________% f. Judaism____________%. .


English Lyrics _________________ For The Gambia, our homeland
We strive and work and pray,
That all may live in unity,
Freedom and peace each day.
Let justice guide our actions
Towards the common good,
And join our diverse peoples
To prove man’s brotherhood.
We pledge our firm allegiance,
Our promise we renew;
Keep us, great God of nations,
To The Gambia ever true. __________________________________________________________


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