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Tankular Village

Tankular, is a small fishing and farming village where the river flows in the streets when the tide is in. It is located in Kiang West in the Lower River Division of the Gambia. Takular got about 1000 residents at the moment. It is peaceful and tranquil village where you can always connect yourself to nature because of its location (it’s situated between the river and the hills).

Tankular is a very old village which has being in its current location for many centuries. From the oral history the village was found by a brave hunter called Tankur hence the name Tankular. Tankur used to go for hunting by the river side and he found the place attractive and fascinating and he eventually relocated there with his family. The Portuguese have come into contact with this lovely village during the Portuguese exploration to West Africa in the 16th century. They settle there and built a church there, the church bell is marked as 1711.

As the Chinese Proverb says ‘an invisible red thread connects who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch, tangle but never break’. No matter where we may be under this sun, the indigenous of Tankular either directly or indirectly need to understand that the light of life in them come from Tankular. We should keep that light alive and alight. This web site is set up with that noble intention in mind, to bring the people of Tankular together from far and near to get to know each other better and share our thoughts and aspirations to take the village forward.