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FANDèNE (Serer : FANđAN, or FANDANE or MBEL FANDANE) is a small village in Senegal
Senegal
about 7 km from Thiès . It is inhabited by the Serer people .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Population * 3 Geography * 4 Activities * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 Bibliography * 8 External links

HISTORY

Fandène
Fandène
or Fandane was one of the villages of the precolonial Serer Kingdom of Sine . On 18 July 1867 at the Battle of Fandane- Thiouthioune (commonly known as the Battle of Somb), a war took place there at the stream of Fandane between the Serer people (followers of Serer religion ) led by their King Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof and his army and the Muslim
Muslim
Marabouts of Senegambia
Senegambia
led by Maba Diakhou Bâ and his army. The Serer forces defeated the Muslim
Muslim
Marabouts when they tried to launch a jihad and conquer Sine. Maba Diakhou Bâ was killed in that battle.

POPULATION

About 5000 inhabitants

GEOGRAPHY

The closest localities are Thies
Thies
, Lalane, Somb
Somb
, Mont-rolland, Peykouk, Keur Dembaand Keur Diour, Thiouthioune .

ACTIVITIES

A traditional market is held there every Wednesday. In January 2011, The Festival of Farmer 's Seeds was also held there.

SEE ALSO

* Serer people * Kingdom of Sine * Kingdom of Saloum
Saloum
* Serer religion

* Senegal