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FATICK is the southwest region of the northern outcrop of Senegal
Senegal
. Its alternative name is Jinnak Bolon. The region is named for its capital city, Fatick .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Departments * 3 References * 4 External links

HISTORY

Main articles: Serer ancient history , Timeline of Serer history , Serer religion
Serer religion
, and Serer creation myth

The area is rich with Serer ancient and medieval history . Many of the ancient Serer sites are found within this region. It is also one of the holy places in the Serer religion
Serer religion
. The Xoy Ceremony (or Khoy), a divination festival by the Serer priestly class (the Saltigues ) is held within this region once a year. The population is overrun by the Serer people
Serer people
. Historically, it was part of the Serer pre-colonial Kingdom of Sine . In 1859, the Battle of Logandème took place within this region. It was a battle of resistance by the Siin-Siin ( Serer people
Serer people
of Sine) against French colonialism . It is called in some French scholarly works as the Battle of Fatick.

DEPARTMENTS

Fatick region is divided into 3 departments :

* Fatick * Foundiougne * Gossas

* Serer people
Serer people
portal * Senegal
Senegal
portal * Geography portal

REFERENCES

* ^ A B (in French) Culture, demography, and Regional cultural center for Fatick region, Ministry of Culture, Senegal
Senegal
Archived 2007-11-17 at the Wayback Machine .. * ^ A B (in French) Becker, Charles, "Vestiges historiques, trémoins matériels du passé clans les pays sereer", Dakar
Dakar
(1993), CNRS - ORS TO M * ^ A B (in French) Gueye, Pape Samba, "Analyses des blocages de l'introduction des langues nationales dans l'enseignement elementaire formel au Senegal: etude dans la commune de Fatick", Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis (2010) * ^ A B C (in French) Sine- Saloum