Kunta Kinteh Island

Kunta Kinteh Island, formerly called James Island, is an island in the Gambia River, 30 km from the river mouth. The island and some nearby areas are on the UNESCO World Heritage List because they have important relics of the West African slave trade.
Photo: Atamari, Public domain. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 1.0.

Notable Places in the Area

The or just Albreda Chapel, also Portuguese Chapel of San Domingo… Photo: Tjeerd Wiersma, CC BY 2.0.

Photo: jbdodane, CC BY 2.0.

is situated 3½ km northwest of Kunta Kinteh Island. Photo: jbdodane, CC BY 2.0.

Photo: jbdodane, CC BY 2.0.

Localities in the Area

is a small town in the Gambia on the North Bank of the Gambia River, most famous as the reputed origin of Alex Haley's ancestor Kunta Kinte, as described in Haley's novel Roots. Photo: N3ddo!, CC BY 2.0.

is a historic settlement in on the north bank of the Gambia River, variously described as a 'trading post' or a 'slave fort'. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 1.0.

Kunta Kinteh Island

13.3175° or 13° 19' 3.1" north
-16.3615° or 16° 21' 41.4" west
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: جزيرة جيمس
  • Arabic: جزيرة كونتا كينتي
  • Armenian: Ջեյմս
  • Asturian: Isla Kunta Kinteh
  • Asturian: Islla Kunta Kinteh
  • Avaric: James Ewala
  • Azerbaijani: Kunta Kinteh adası
  • Belarusian: Востраў Джэймс
  • Belarusian: Джэймс
  • Bulgarian: Кунта Кинте
  • Catalan: Illa de Kunta Kinteh
  • Catalan: illa de Kunta Kinteh
  • Cebuano: Fort James Island
  • Chinese: 詹姆斯岛
  • Chinese: 詹姆斯島
  • Croatian: Jamesov otok
  • Croatian: Kunta Kinte
  • Czech: Kunta Kinteho ostrov
  • Danish: James Island
  • Danish: Kunta Kinteh Ø
  • Danish: Kuntah Kinteh Ø
  • Dutch: Fort James
  • Dutch: James Island
  • Dutch: Kunta Kinteh
  • English: Fort James Island
  • Finnish: James Island
  • Finnish: St. Andrews Island
  • French: Ile James
  • French: Île James
  • French: île James
  • Georgian: ჯეიმსის კუნძული
  • German: Kunta Kinteh Island
  • Hebrew: ג'יימס איילנד
  • Hebrew: האי ג'יימס
  • Hebrew: קונטה קינטה
  • Hindi: जेम्स द्विप
  • Indonesian: Pulau Kunta Kinteh
  • Italian: Isola Kunta Kinte
  • Italian: isola James
  • Japanese: クンタ・キンテ島
  • Korean: 제임스섬
  • Kotava: James Ewala
  • Latvian: Džeimsa sala
  • Latvian: Kuntas Kinteha sala
  • Latvian: Svētā Andreja sala
  • Lithuanian: Džeimso sala
  • Macedonian: Кунта Кинте
  • Maithili: जेम्स टापु (गाम्बिया)
  • Nepali: जेम्स टापु (गाम्बिया)
  • Nepali: जेम्स टापु
  • Norwegian: Kunta Kinteh Island
  • Norwegian Bokmål: James Island
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kunta Kinteh Island
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: James Island
  • Persian: جزیره کونتا کینته
  • Polish: Fort Jacques
  • Polish: Fort Jakob
  • Polish: Fort James
  • Polish: Fort Saint-Jacques
  • Polish: Fort Świętego Andrzeja
  • Polish: Jakob Fort
  • Polish: James Island
  • Polish: Kunta Kinteh Island
  • Polish: St. Andrew Island
  • Polish: Wyspa James
  • Polish: Wyspa Świętego Andrzeja
  • Portuguese: Forte Jacob
  • Portuguese: Ilha James
  • Portuguese: Ilha James e Sítios Relacionados
  • Portuguese: Ilha james e sítios associados
  • Romanian: Insula James
  • Romanian: James Island
  • Russian: Джеймс
  • Serbo-Croatian: Kunta Kinte
  • Spanish: Isla James
  • Spanish: Isla Kunta Kinteh
  • Swedish: Fort James Island
  • Swedish: James Island
  • Swedish: Kunta Kinteh Island
  • Swedish: St. Andrews Island
  • Turkish: James Adası
  • Turkish: Kunta Kinteh Adası
  • Ukrainian: Джеймс
  • Vietnamese: Đảo Kunta Kinteh
  • Isola James
  • James Islet
  • Kunta Kintehin saari
  • Saint James Island
  • Sandi Munk Island
  • St James Island
  • Кунта Кінте

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