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Bambouk, a country in the north-west of Central Africa, lying east of Senegambia and west of Bambarra, between the main stream of the Senegal river and its tributary, the Faleme, with a length of 100 and a breadth of 80 miles. It is mountainous, but possesses fertile and well-watered valleys, where cotton, maize, millet, and melons grow abundantly. The climate, however, is singularly unhealthy; and the negro population, of the Mandingo race, is backward in civilisation. Gold is found and exchanged for merchandise.