What language do Gambia speak?

The Gambia/Official languages

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 Indians live in Gambia?

Indians in The Gambia As of December 2016, around 600 Indian citizens reside in The Gambia.

How do you say hello in Gambia?

Gambian Phrases (Traditional) When you greet someone you say “Salaam aleikum” which means “Peace be upon you” and they would reply Maleekum salaam which means “and peace be upon you” (Arabic). All the various ethnic groups are familiar with this formal salutation.

What is the religion of Gambia?

Approximately 95.7 percent of the population is Muslim, most of whom are Sunni. The Christian community makes up 4.2 percent of the population, the majority Roman Catholics. Religious groups that together constitute less than 1 percent of the population include Ahmadi Muslims, Baha’is, Hindus, and Eckankar members.

Is the Gambia safe?

Gambia is, for the most part, a safe country to visit. However it does have a rather high crime rate, though it’s mainly ridden with petty street crime. You should be vigilant and take all possible precaution measures in order to minimize the risk of getting stolen from.

Why is the Gambia poor?

Poverty in The Gambia is mainly caused by a lack of economic diversity. Over half of all Gambians depend on agriculture to bring money and food to the table, but harsh weather conditions leave their farming fates unpredictable. When rainfall is at it highest, the Gambia falls into a “hunger season.”

Can you drink in Gambia?

The legal drinking age in Gambia is 18, but not strictly followed because so few people consume alcohol. Drinking is prohibited by the Islamic faith, and this reflects greatly on the attitude of Gambians towards alcohol—most abstain from drinking, selling, and having it present in their compound.

Which is the official language of 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 Aku’s Creole (pidgin English).

Is there English in schools in the Gambia?

As a former British colony, English is still taught in schools in The Gambia so many people will be able to speak at least some basic English, and fortunately the places where tourists are almost always likely to stay will have people who can speak English because of the country’s growing tourism industry.

What are the names of the tribes in the Gambia?

Tribal groups are differentiated by how they speak so the number of ethnic affiliations corresponds to the number of vernaculars spoken across the territory. These include Jola-Fonyi, Karon, Mandika, Manjak, Maninkakan, N’Ko, Pulaar, Sirer Sine, Soninke, and Wolof.

Which is the only official language of India?

India has 23 constitutionally recognized official languages. Hindi and English are typically used as an official language by the Central Government.