Damel was the title of the ruler (or king) of the Wolof kingdom of Cayor in what is now northwest Senegal, West Africa. The most well-known damel is probably Lat Dior Diop (1842–1886) who died in battle during the final French drive to capture his territory, which was one of the strongest areas of resistance. Lat Dior is a Senegalese national hero. The 30th and last Damel of Cayor, Samba Laobé Fall, was killed by the leader of a French delegation, Captain Spitzer, at Tivaouane, Senegal.
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List of damel The following are the damel of Cayor, in order
1697–1719, Lat Sukabe 1719–1748, Isa-Tende 1748–1749, Isa Bige (1st term) 1749–1757, Ma-Bathio Samb 1757–1758, Birima Kodu 1758–1759, Isa Bige (2nd term) 1759–1760, Birima Yamb 1760–1763, Isa Bige Nagone 1763–1766, Jor Yasin Isa 1766–1777, Kodu Kumba 1777–1790, Birima Fatim-Penda 1790–1809, Amari Ngone Ndèla Kumba Fal 1809–1832, Biram Fatma Cub Fal 1832–1855, Maysa Tènde Jor Samba Fal 1855–1860, Birima Ngone Latir Fal (d. 1860) 1860–1861, Ma-Kodu Kumba Yande Fal 1861 May – 1861 Dec 8, Ma-Jojo Jegeñ Kodu Fal (1st term) 1862 – 1864 Jan, Lat Jor Ngone Latir Jop (1st term) (b. c.1842, d. 1886) 1864 Jan – 1868, Ma-Jojo Jegeñ Kodu Fal (2nd term) 1871 Feb 12 – 1882, Lat Jor Ngone Latir Jop (2nd term) (s.a.) 1883 Jan – 1883 Aug 28, Amari Ngone Fal 1883 Aug 28 – 1886 Oct 6, Samba Laobe Fal (d. 1886)
^ Hale, Johnson & Belcher, 1997, p. 211. ^ Harney, 2004, p. 282. ^ Crowder, 1968, p. 79. ^ World Statesmen.org list of the rulers of the precolonial kingdoms of Senegal
Crowder, Michael (1968). West Africa Under Colonial Rule. Northwestern University Press. Hale, Thomas A., Johnson, John William and Belcher, Stephen Paterson (1997). Oral Epics From Africa: Vibrant Voices From A Vast Continent. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-21110-7 Harney, Elizabeth, (2004). In Senghor's Shadow: Art, Politics, and the Avant-garde in Senegal, 1960-1995. Duke University Press. ISBN 0-8223-3395-3
Lat Dior, Le Kayor, l'impossible defi (in French)
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