Barra, Gambia
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Barra, Gambia
Barra is located in The Gambia
Location in the Gambia
Coordinates: 13°29?N 16°33?W / 13.483°N 16.550°W / 13.483; -16.550
Country The Gambia
DivisionNorth Bank Division
DistrictLower Niumi
 o Al KaliAlhagi Faye

Barra, traditionally known as Niumi, is a city in The Gambia, located in the district of Lower Niumi.[1][2] The predominant languages of the city are Serer and Wolof.

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".

See also


  1. ^ "Barra Town, Gambia". Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ 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

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