Barra, Gambia

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Barra
Barra is located in Gambia
Barra
Barra
Location in the Gambia
Coordinates: 13°29′N 16°33′W / 13.483°N 16.550°W / 13.483; -16.550
Country  The Gambia

Barra is the non-traditional name of Niumi, the Gambia.

Arriving at Barra by ferry

Although Mandinka-speaking Africans always referred to the state along the north bank of the Gambia River's estuary as Niumi, not everyone did. For a long time it was called "Barra" in the creolized trade language of the river, and between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries British and French records use "Barra" or "Bar" more frequently than "Niumi".

References[edit]

  • Wright, Donald R. (1997). The World and a Very Small Place in Africa. M.E. Sharpe. ISBN 1-56324-959-6. 

Coordinates: 13°29′N 16°33′W / 13.483°N 16.550°W / 13.483; -16.550