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FANDèNE (Serer : FANđAN, or FANDANE or MBEL FANDANE) is a small village in Senegal
Senegal
about 7 km from Thiès
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
Kingdom of Sine
. On 18 July 1867 at the Battle of Fandane- Thiouthioune
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
Maad a Sinig
Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof and his army and the Muslim
Muslim
Marabouts
Marabouts
of Senegambia led by Maba Diakhou Bâ and his army. The Serer forces defeated the Muslim
Muslim
Marabouts
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
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 Sine
* Kingdom of Saloum
Saloum
* Serer religion

* Senegal
Senegal
portal * Geography portal * Serer people portal

NOTES

* ^ Gravrand, Henry, La civilisation sereer, vol. II : Pangool
Pangool
, Nouvelles éditions africaines, Dakar, 1990, p 474, ISBN 2-7236-1055-1

* ^ Sarr, Alioune , Histoire du Sine-Saloum, Introduction, bibliographie et Notes par Charles Becker, BIFAN, Tome 46, Serie B, n° 3-4, 1986–1987. pp 37-39 * ^ Enda Pronat (in French)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* (in French) M. B. Gueye, Conflits et alliances entre agriculteurs et éleveurs : le cas du Goll de Fandène, IIED Dryland Network Programme Issue Paper n° 49, 1994 * (in French) Abbé Ruffray, « Fandène
Fandène
en liesse, fête le jubilé de ses premiers chrétiens », Horizons africains, n° 136, février 1962, p. 10-12 * Sarr, Alioune , Histoire du Sine-Saloum, Introduction, bibliographie et Notes par Charles Becker, BIFAN, Tome

46, Serie B, n° 3-4, 1986–1987. pp 37–39

* Gravrand, Henry , La civilisation sereer, vol. II : Pangool
Pangool
, Nouvelles éditions africaines, Dakar, 1990, p 474, ISBN 2-7236-1055-1

EXTERNAL LINKS

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