Citation for Gambia, Islam in

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"Gambia, Islam in." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Apr 5, 2020. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e694>.

Chicago

"Gambia, Islam in." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e694 (accessed Apr 5, 2020).

Gambia, Islam in

Gambia became a Muslim state largely because of the efforts of nineteenth-century Muslim proselytizers and because of the state of peace brought about by British colonization. A republic governed by multiparty democratic rule, Gambia achieved its independence from Great Britain in 1965 . The Muslim sense of tolerance in Gambia is largely the work of the present leadership, which has decided to build on the colonial legacy of religious pluralism. In 2000 , 90 percent of Gambia's 1.4 million people were Muslim; 9 percent were Christian. The constitution was repromulgated in 1997 ; a unicameral parliament serves in a democratic, multiparty system.

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