|The other ethnic groups
in Gambia make up around 4% of the population.
This group began to move into West Africa in late 19th century.
Because of the Lebanese war there was a second influx of people
who came effectively as refugees. This group is engaged
in all manner of top and middle level business
activities though you rarely find them engaged in very small scale
shop activities as you might see
the Fulani in. The vast majority are Muslims
though some are Christians.
They are mainly engaged in the fields of shop-keeping, wholesale
traders and jewellery
making and they can be found mostly in the Greater Banjul
area and Kombos.
This group (which features many retired folk) is mostly engaged
in running bars, guest houses
and fishing businesses. Locally they
are known as Toubabs.
Other Ethnic Groups