Type River & Country
Scripts Сенегал(Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Mongolian Cyrillic) Սենեգալ(Armenian) سنگال(Persian) सेनेगल(Hindi) সেনেগাল(Bengali) 세네갈(Korean Hangul)
Pronounced Pron. sehn-i-GAHL(English)

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 25, 2021