Mandinka
Mandinka, Mandika, Mandinko, or Mandingo may refer to:
Serer people
The Serer people (also spelt "Sérère", "Sereer", "Serere", "Seereer" and sometimes wrongly "Serre") are an West African ethnoreligious group. In modern-day Senegal, the Serer people live in the west-c...
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Wolof people
The Wolof (IPA: /ˈwəʊlɒf/) are an ethnic group found in Senegal, the Gambia, and Mauritania.In Senegal, the Wolof form an ethnic plurality with about 43.3% of the population. In the Gambia, about 16%...
Wolof people - Wikipedia
Toucouleur people
The Toucouleurs or Tukulor (or Haalpulaar’en) are a group distinct from but related to the Fula. Unlike the Fulbe, the Tukulor are a sedentary, agricultural people, who live primarily in West Afric...
Toucouleur people - Wikipedia
Polisario Front
The Polisario Front, Frente Polisario, FRELISARIO or simply POLISARIO, from the Spanish abbreviation of Frente Popular de Liberación de Saguía el Hamra y Río de Oro ("Popular Front for the Liberation ...
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Mande languages
The Mande languages are spoken in several countries in West Africa by the Mandé people and include Mandinka, Soninke, Bambara, Dioula, Bozo, Mende, Susu, and Vai. There are millions of speakers, chief...
Imraguen people
The Imraguen (Berber: Imragen) are an ethnic group or tribe of Mauritania and the Western Sahara. Estimated at around 5,000 in the 1970s, most members of the group live in fishing villages in the Banc...
Kingdom of Saloum
The Kingdom of Saloum (Serer language: Saluum or Saalum) was a Serer/Wolof kingdom in present-day Senegal. Its kings may have been of Mandinka/Kaabu origin. The capital of Saloum was the city of Kahon...
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El Hadj Umar Tall
al-Hajj Umar ibn Sa'id al-Futi Tal (Arabic: عمر بن سعيد طعل‎), (c. 1797–1864 ), Umar Saidou Tall, born in Futa Tooro, Senegal, was a West African political leader, Islamic scholar, an...
Horma
The horma was a tribute paid by subservient tribes to their protectors in traditional Sahrawi-Moorish society in today's Mauritania and Western Sahara in North Africa. The powerful Hassane warrior tri...
Mandé peoples
Mandé or Manden is a family of ethnic groups in West Africa who speak any of the many related Mande languages of the region. Various Mandé groups are found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Chad,...
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Djibril Diop Mambéty
Djibril Diop Mambéty (January 1945 – July 23, 1998) was a Senegalese film director, actor, orator, composer and poet. Though he made only a small number of films, they received international ac...
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Amadou Hampâté Bâ
Amadou Hampâté Bâ (January or February 1901– May 15, 1991) was a Malian writer and ethnologist.
Amadou Hampâté Bâ was born to an aristocratic Fula family in Bandiagara, the largest city in D...
Soninke Wangara
The Wangara (also known as Wakore) were Soninke clans specialized in trade, Islamic scholarship and law (as lawyers and cadis). Particularly active in the gold trade, they were a group of Mande trader...
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Kpelle people
The Kpelle people (also known as the Guerze, Kpwesi, Kpessi, Gerse, Mpessi, Berlu, Gbelle, Bere, Gbalin, Gizima, or Buni) are the largest ethnic group in Liberia. They are located primarily in an area...
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Katoucha Niane
Katoucha Niane (23 October 1960 – 2 February 2008) was a French model. Nicknamed "The Peul Princess" (in reference to her ethnic Fula background), she worked, and later wrote, under the single name "K...
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Ahmad Tijani Ali Cisse
Ahmad Tijani Ali Cisse (born 1955) is the spiritual leader of the Tijaniyya Sufi order. The Tijaniyya is the largest Sufi orderin Western Africa and its leader is responsible for nearly 100 million Su...
Ibrahim Niass
Ibrāhīm Niass (1900–1975)—also written Ibrahima Niasse in French, Ibrayima Ñas in Wolof, Shaykh al-'Islām al-Ḥājj Ibrāhīm ibn al-Ḥājj ʿAbd Allāh at-Tijānī al-Kawlakhī in Arabic, شيخ الإسلام الحاج إبرا...
Ahmadou Ahidjo
Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo (24 August 1924 – 30 November 1989) was the first President of Cameroon from 1960 until 1982.
Ahidjo was born in Garoua, a major river port along the Benue River in northe...
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Zenaga people
The Sanhaja or Senhaja (also Zenaga, Veledi Sanhája, Znaga or Sanhadja; Berber: Aẓnag, Iẓnagen; Arabic (from Berber): صنهاجة Ṣanhājah) were once one of the largest Berber tribal confederations of the ...