Type River & Country
Scripts Сенегал(Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek, Mongolian Cyrillic) Սենեգալ(Armenian) سنگال(Persian) सेनेगल(Hindi) সেনেগাল(Bengali) 세네갈(Korean Hangul)
Pronounced Pron. /ˌsɛn.ɪ.ˈɡɑːl/(English) /se.ne.ˈɡal/(Spanish) /sɛ.ˈnɛ.ɡal/(Polish) /se.ne.ɡal/(Korean)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Portuguese, possibly from the name of the Berber Zenaga people of northern Senegal. This is the name of a river in Western Africa, and a country named after it. It gained independence from France in 1960.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesSénégal(French) Senegaal(Wolof)
Same SpellingSénégal


Entry updated April 23, 2024