• Gambian history

    Brief history of the Gambia summarized A brief review of Gambia’s history summarized. Old Gambia Around 500 AD there was a sophisticated culture in The Gambia, which was capable of building stone circles. Shortly thereafter trade across the Sahara with the Arabs began and then flourished. Powerful states were built in West Africa as a result of trade. In the 13th century the Mali Empire grew in the region. However, it fell into decline in the 15th century and a people called the Mandinka migrated to the Gambia River. Meanwhile, in the 15th century, the Portuguese began to sail along…

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