Ethnic groups of the Senegambia

a brief history
  • 38 Pages
  • 4.98 MB
  • English
Book Production and Material Resources Unit , Banjul, Gambia
Ethnology -- Senegal., Ethnology -- Ga


Senegal., Ga

Statementby Patience Sonko-Godwin.
LC ClassificationsGN655.S3 S65 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 38 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2338259M
LC Control Number86229860

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Ethnic groups of the Senegambia Region: Social and political structures: precolonial periodAuthor: Patience Sonko-Godwin. Ethnic Groups of the Senegambia Region deals with the major ethnic groups of the Senegambia Region namely: The Wolof, Mandinka, Fula, Jola, Serahule, Tukulor and Serer.

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BoxBanjul The Gambia A history book for students in The Gambia. The book "deals specifically with the social and political structures of the major ethnic groups.". Social and Political Structures in the Precolonial Periods: Ethnic Groups of the Senegambia Region Patience Sonko-Godwin Sunrise Publishers, - Ethnology - 80 pages.

Taking as his subject the vast area covering the Senegal and Gambia river basins, Boubacar Barry explores the changing dynamics of regional trade, clashes between African and Muslim authorities, the colonial system and the slave by: COVID Resources.

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The main ethnic groups of Senegambia are Wollof, Hal Pularr (Toucouloor Peul, Fula terms that will be used interchangeably in this text), Jola, Mandinka, Serere, Sarahule/Soninke. Other important groups include Aku, Manjago, Bainounka, Bassari, Konyaji, Balanta, Mankanj. Language rather than tribe or ethnicity is what describes our relationship in Senegambia.

Touray, Kamara, Jamme, Njie, Saane, Baldé, Jallow are family names found in all language groups showing how deeply interwoven we are as a people. Language as an analytical concept explains our relationship far beyond the concepts of tribe and ethnicity. The Senegambian zone is home to various Senegambian ethnic groups including Wolof, Pheul (or Fula), Tukulor (or Toucouleur), Manding, Sereer (or Serer), Soninke, Susu (or Sousou), Joola, Nalu, Baga, Beafada, Bainuk, and Bassari.

The single largest ethnic group in Gambia is the Mandinka, (Mandingos) an agricultural people with a hereditary nobility. Before they migrated to the Gambia valley they lived in the northern slopes of Futa Jallon Plateau.

The ethnolinguistic groups include various Afroasiatic, Khoisan, Niger-Congo and Nilo-Saharan populations. The official population count of the various ethnic groups in Africa is highly uncertain, both due to limited infrastructure to perform censuses and due to the rapid population growth.

Ethnic groups. The Senegalese people consist of a large amount of ethnic groups that live together harmoniously. The definition of the word “ethnic” can be controversial but the linguistic criteria are favoured today in order to distinguish those sets and sub-sets of population.

A classification from allows us to distinguish the. The negotiations broke down but were repeatedly brought up again. After the failed coup d'etat in The Gambia, a Senegambia Confederation was proposed and accepted.

This lasted until Culture. The Senegambia region has a rich culture including joking relationships between patrilineal clans and ethnic groups. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.

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An ethnic group can be defined as a group of people sharing common ancestry and many cultural characteristics. It is argued that the modern ethnicities of Africa originated in the colonial period and that pre-colonial socio-cultural boundaries were marked by their flexibility.

In the case of The Gambia. Besides the main ethnic groups – Mandinka, Fula, Wolof, Jola, Serer, Serahuli, Manjago, and Aku – there are other groups. But they are smaller and not. The Jola hold their ethnic distinctiveness as of great importance.

Other groups also live in the Ziguinchor Region. While these groups lead lifestyles that are very similar to the Jola, they speak different languages and are much less populous. This is the case of the Bainuk, the Balanta, the Manjack, the Mankanya, the Karoninka, and the Bandial.

Senegambia, officially the Senegambia Confederation, was a loose confederation in the late 20th century between the West African countries of Senegal and its neighbour The Gambia, which is almost completely surrounded by Senegal.

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The confederation was founded on 1 February following an agreement between Common languages: French, English, Wolof. Enslaved peoples were brought to the Americas from many places in Africa, but a large majority came from relatively few ethnic groups. Drawing on a wide range of materials in four languages as well as on her lifetime study of slave groups in the New World, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall explores the persistence of African ethnic identities among the enslaved over four hundred years of the Atlantic slave Cited by: The Wolof and the Mandinka are the major ethnic groups.

The Wolof live mainly in the capital, Banjul. The Mandinka are the largest single ethnic group in the country. These groups represent the former Empire of the Wolof in the Senegambian region and the Mandingo Empires of Mali and Songhai.

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named after the Segal and Gambia rivers, and area of land in Africa, reached North Africa and the Middle East through trading, through the slave trade made contact with Europe and the Americas, they spoke three languages: Wolof, Serer and Pulaar, the first two of which have clearly defined social classes, in Senegambian culture there is an age-grade system which are groups of men and woman at.

The other ethnic groups in Gambia make up around 4% of the population. The Lebanese 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. The Mandinka constitute one of Senegambia's major ethnic groups. Persons who identify themselves as Mandinka occupy a contiguous band of territory that cuts a swath across southern Senegambia, considerably broader in Senegal's interior and narrowing almost to a point at the north bank of the Gambia by: 7.

Periodically throughout the book the Intergroup Relations Continuum first presented in Chapter 1 is repeated to reinforce major concepts while addressing the unique social circumstances of individual racial and ethnic groups. In addition, there is an end-of-book Glossary with full definitions referenced to chapter numbers/5().

The Jakhanke people (var.

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Jahanka, Jahanke, Diakhanké, Diakanké, or Diakhankesare) are a Manding-speaking ethnic group in the Senegambia region, often classified as a subgroup of the larger Soninke.

The Jakhanke have historically constituted a specialized caste of. Friendly Borders provides a list of ethnic groups found around the planet so that we may have an idea of how diverse and beautiful our world can be. The Wolof ethnic group (or Jollof, Jolof as they are sometimes known) in Gambia make up 16% of the population and are the third largest ethnic are to be found in fairly large numbers in the areas of Jokadu, Baddibu, Saloum and Niumi but the vast majority are to be found in Senegal.

For now it can already be noted that the variety of distinct ethnic groups from Upper Guinea is bigger than any of the other regions, plus the total number is only second to Central Africa.

This seems to correspond well enough with known slave trade patterns when also intercolonial voyages via the West Indies are taken into account.Senegambia, limited confederation (–89) of the sovereign countries of Senegal and The two countries reached a merger agreement in Novemberand the Senegambia confederation came into being three months later.

The terms of the agreement required Senegal and The Gambia to take the following steps toward union: integrate their military and security forces; form an .