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Tobaski celebrations in Gambia

Tobaski prayers

Tobaski, also known globally as Eid al-Adha, is a profound and widely celebrated Islamic festival in The Gambia. It holds deep religious significance and stands as a day of unity, community, and spiritual reflection for Gambian Muslims. Observed annually, Tobaski highlights the story of Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham in Judeo-Christian traditions) steadfast faith and willingness to […]

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Tribal culture in The Gambia

Tribal culture in Gambia Wolof

The Tribal Tapestry of The Gambia The Gambia, the smallest country in mainland Africa, is home to a rich mosaic of tribal ethnic groups, each boasting its own language, customs, and traditions. While there is a harmonious coexistence among these groups, their unique identities contribute to the Gambia’s cultural diversity. Here, we explore the primary

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Beach Dogs in The Gambia

Playing dogs on the beach

The Gambia, is home to a unique and intriguing phenomenon: beach dogs. These resilient canines have carved out a special place in the hearts of both locals and tourists alike. Origins and Characteristics These beach dogs, are a mixed breed of mostly African village dogs. They are known for their agility, strength, and adaptability to

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