Juneteenth (1903, 1907, 1908)

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Tue Jun 20 18:37:01 UTC 2006

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC wrote:
> Senegambians??????

Senegal and Gambia. The latter country is a narrow strip - not much
more than a river valley - entirely enclosed by the former, and the fact
that they're separate countries is a colonial accident. They were briefly
joined in the early '80s as the Confederation of Senegambia. I didn't
know the expression went back as far as 1902, though.

Jim Parish

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