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The JOOS MATERNAL DYNASTY (Serer : _Joos Fadiou/Fadioudj_, other variations: _Dioss Fahou/Fadiou_, _Dyoss_, _Dieuss_, _Dihosou_, _Diouss_, _Dyoos_ or _Djeus_ ) was a Serer maternal dynasty which originated from the Serer pre-colonial Kingdom of Sine in the 14th century and spread to the Wolof Kingdom of Waalo . The matriarch or founder of this maternal dynasty was Lingeer Fatim Beye , a princess and queen originally from the Kingdom of Sine. In Waalo, it was founded by the princess Lingeer Ndoye Demba of Sine. Lingeer Ndoye Demba was the maternal granddaughter of Lingeer Fatim Beye. They both came from the Serer ethnic group. Although the pre-colonial Kingdoms of Sine and Waalo now form part of modern-day Senegal , in pre-colonial Senegambia , present-day Gambia had open-borders with Senegal and share the same historical and cultural heritage . The demarcation of the two countries is purely geographical due to their colonial past, with Britain colonizing the Gambia and France colonizing Senegal. For a background to these events see the History of Senegal , History of the Gambia , Senegambia and Timeline of Serer history .

From c. 1367, this maternal dynasty provided many kings of Waalo who rule by the royal title "Brak" . The Braks were the successors of the Lamanes in Waalo , and ruled the country from the 14th century to 1855, the year Waalo fell to the French which resulted to the abolition of the monarchy.

CONTENTS

* 1 Origins * 2 History * 3 List of kings * 4 List of queens * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Bibliography

ORIGINS

Main articles: Lamane , States headed by ancient Serer Lamanes , and Timeline of Serer history

The origins of the Joos as a matriclan is uncertain. What is known is that, it is just one of the many Serer matriclans which were in existence at the time of the Lamanes . The Lamanes were the old Serer kings . The exact period within the Serer calendar that this matriclan first acquired notoriety in Serer country is a matter of conjecture. Other than being in existence at the time of the Lamanes little is known about which part of the Lamanic period it first gained prominence. According to some sources, it was prominent by the first half of the 14th century. This corresponds to the collapse of the Lamanic Era (see also Lamane Jegan Joof , the Joof family and Guelowar ). The name of their clan (Joos Fadiou) means the _Joos of Fadiou_ ( Fadiouth ).

HISTORY

Main articles: Lingeer Fatim Beye , Lingeer Ndoye Demba , Kingdom of Sine , and Waalo See also: Serer history (medieval era to present)

The Joos Maternal Dynasty was one of the Serer and Senegambian dynasties in pre-colonial Senegambia . The princess Lingeer Ndoye Demba (founder of this dynasty in Waalo) descended from the maternal line of Lingeer Fatim Beye , the matriarch of this dynasty, both originally from the Kingdom of Sine and members of the Serer ethnic group . Lingeer Fatim Beye is the maternal grandmother of Ndoye Demba and ancestor of all the Joos that came after her. In some sources, she is cited as the founder of the Joos Dynasty.

“ That Fatim Bey is called the founder of Dioss does not conflict with the view that Ndoye Demba is Dioss' ancestor. Fatim/Fatimata Beye was an earlier ancestor. ”

Lingeer Fatim Beye who was a contemporary of Ndiadiane Ndiaye the possibly mythical founder of the Jolof Empire , is also reported to have been married to Maad a Sinig Maysa Wali Jaxateh Manneh (var: Manyeasa Wali Dione ) at one point. Maysa Wali was the first member of the Guelowar Dynasty to rule in Sine or any of the Serer kingdoms after a severe defeat inflicted on his family (the Guelowars) by the Ñaancos . The Ñaancos were for several centuries until 1865 (the Battle of Kansala) the reigning and powerful maternal dynasty of Kaabu (in present-day Guinea-Bissau ). They defeated the Guelowars at the Battle of Troubang, an alleged dynastic war between the royal houses of Guelowar and Ñaancos. In fact there was no "Battle of Troubang". In reporting this tradition, Henry Gravrand did not notice that this is actually a description of the 1867 (or 1865) Battle of Kansala although the departure of the Guelowar can probably be explained by a war or a conflict of succession. Having escaped Kaabu , the country of their birth, they were granted asylum by the Serer nobility to which Lingeer Fatim Beye's family were a member of. The marriages between the upper echelons of Serer and Guelowar society sealed the union between Serer-Guelowar. In 1350, Maysa Wali was nominated and elected Maad a Sinig (_king of Sine_) by the people of Sine, having served as legal advisor to the nobles that granted him and his family asylum. He ruled from 1350 to 1370.

The penetration of the Joos matriclan of Sine in the Wolof Kingdom of Waalo came via Lingeer Ndoye Demba. The Kingdom of Waalo was ruled by the Mbooj paternal family who went by the royal title Brak (title for the kings of Waalo). As well as this patrilineal mode of succession , a Brak had to belong to one of the main three royal matriclans before being eligible to succeed to the throne. These three maternal clans were the reigning maternal dynasties of Waalo and included: the Joos Maternal Dynasty (of Serer origin ), _Tedyek_ (of Fula origin although other sources suggests a Mende origin ) and _Loggar_ (of Moor origin ). In Wolof , matriclans are called _meen_ or _mène_, in Serer , they are called _tim_. Succession was patrilineal (_kurcala_ in Serer, meaning paternal inheritance or _simanGol_ meaning paternal lineage ) as well as matrilineal (_ƭeen yaay_ or _den yaay_ in Serer). Lingeer Ndoye Demba (princess of Sine) was given in marriage to the king of Waalo (Brak Caaka Mbooj) when he visited the Sine. The royal wedding took place in Sine, and after the marriage, the princess accompanied her husband to his country (Waalo). The Joos Maternal Dynasty although long established in Sine, and just one of the many Serer matriclans , it was the newest addition to the medieval maternal dynasties of Waalo. The other maternal dynasties of Waalo (Tedyek and Loggar) were already established. The mother of Brak Caaka Mbodj was a _Loggar_ and his first wife ( Lingeer Isa Tanor) a _Tedyek_. Isa Tanor descended from the maternal line of Guet May Beut (the matriarch of the Tedyeks). For the next six hundred years since its foundation to the dissolution of Waalo in 1855, royal princes from these three maternal dynasties engaged in dynastic civil wars in order to secure their succession to the throne. In the 18th century, the prince Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy Mbooj (later – Brak Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy Mbooj, reigned c. 1734 – 1735, according to Amadou Wade ), who was then the head of the Joos Dynasty galvanised the support of his maternal clan and led a massacre of the other maternal dynasties of Waalo, particularly the Tedyeks, the biggest rivals to the Joos. Many prominent members of the Tedyek clan were killed by the Joos including the reigning king at the time Brak Yerim Ndateh Boubou (Tedyek), as well as his family. This historical event precipitated the Battle of Nder more commonly referred to as _Talaata-i-Ndeer_ by the Senegambian people . The phrase _"Talaata-i-Ndeer"_ (or _Talaata i Ndeer_ / Nder) means _"Tuesday of Ndeer"_, signifying the fact the event took place on a Tuesday at the then capital of Waalo (_Ndeer_ or _Nder_).

Other sources seems to indicate that, either the Joos family did not cause the Battle of Nder (_Talaata Ñ'Deer_ among some ) or there were two historical battles of Nder (one during the reigns of Brak Yerim Ndateh Boubou and Brak Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy or during the reign of Brak Njaak Kumba Xuri Yaay ). According to some, the battle was caused by the Fulani Almamy of Futa Toro who led a surprised attack at Nder after Brak Njaak Kumba Xuri Yaay (the king of Waalo) had left his capital (Nder) on a visit to _Ndar_ (St. Louis, in Senegal ). However, the general consensus is that, there was only one historical _"Talaata-i-Ndeer"_ ("The Battle of Nder") – the battle which took place between the Joos and Tedyek family. This confusion is due to a chronological error in Amadou Wade's _Chronique du Walo_ where the year of reign for the kings of Waalo (Brak) were listed in error. Another reason for this confusion is that, the original battle instigated by the Joos, created a civil war which lasted for several years (20 years according to some or 29 years ) That civil war may have continued right up to the reign of Brak Njaak Kumba Xuri Yaay who reigned long after Brak Yerim Ndateh Boubou and Brak Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy. The surprise attack launched in Waalo against Brak Njaak Kumba Xuri Yaay's capital (Nder) by the Almamy of Futa, was just one of many of his jihadic expeditions especially in Jolof and Cayor. He was finally defeated by the Damel of Cayor (Amari Ngoneh Ndela or _Amari Ngoné Ndella_, reigned 1790–1809 ).

Following the "Joos Wars" led by their leader Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy, the throne of Waalo was secured by the Joos family who spend a long time waging wars to retain it. However, long after the death of Brak Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy, the throne was peacefully handed over to the rightfully elected king (a _Tedyek_) by the Council of Electors (the _Sek ak Baor_ or _Seb ak Baor_ ). Although Brak Mö Mboj Maalik Mboj (a _Loggar_) was the last Brak of Waalo just before the collapsed of the monarchy in 1855 under Lingeer Ndateh Yalla Mbooj (a _Tedyek_) and her husband Morosso Tasse Jobe (prince of Cayor ), the political scene of Waalo was dominated by the Joos and Tedyek Dynasty for nearly 600 years. The greatest threat to the Joos were the Tedyeks, who provided more kings of Waalo. The Loggars were prominent during early part of the Mbooj paternal dynasty, but lost their dominance later on. In the 18th century, they tried to allied themselves with the Joos in order to gain power and succeed to the throne. The Joos – Loggar alliances dominated the political scene of Waalo in this period. It also exacerbated the political situation of the country and the civil war. In this period where every maternal family tried to advance their own cause, alliances were formed and broken (see list of kings below, "Brak Yerim Kode Fara Mbune").

The powers of these maternal dynasties were very real. They were able to raise an army as in the Battle of Nder; had the financial capacity and backing to ensure the accession of their clan members. The enthroned Lingeer - Njombot Mbooj, the full blood sister of Ndateh Yalla and daughter of Brak Amar Fatim Borso Mbooj (a _Joos_), is reported to have bribed a prominent member of the Council of Electors by the name of Jawdin Sharlu (var. Dyawdin Sharlu ) with a total sum of 1500 French Francs and gold just to secure the election of her preferred candidate. This bribery , is reported to have been carried out in the three days she had her randevu with the Council member (500 French Francs a day including gold). Njombot Mbooj (born 1800, died September 1846 ) and her younger sister (Ndateh Yalla) were two of the most powerful women in Senegambia in the first half of the 19th century. They were preceded by Lingeer Yassin (early 19th century) and Lingeer Mbarika Mbooj (17th century), two of the most powerful and influential women of Senegambian dynastic history. Both were from the Joos matriclan. Lingeer Mbarika Mbooj (var. _Mborika_ or _Mbarika Mbodje_ ) was the mother of Brak Yerim Kode Ngone, the head of the 17 princes of Joos. Although the Jolof Empire collapsed in 1549 following the Battle of Danki, some kings of Jolof (_Bourba_) tried to rejuvenate the old Empire. As a council member of her son's court, Brak Yerim Kode Ngone spent many years of his reign trying to repulse the Jolof advance and liberate Waalo from the yoke of Jolof. He is reported to have died fighting his last war with Jolof. He is one of the most revered kings of Waalo for his part in achieving Waalo's independence, free from Jolof control. Waalo was totally liberated from the influence of Jolof few years after his death.

LIST OF KINGS

The following is a list of some of the Braks of Waalo who partains to the Joos Maternal Dynasty. Their surname is Mbooj :

* Brak Yerim Mbanyik Ndoye Demba Mbooj (var. _Yérim Mbanyik Ndoy Demba_), most probably reigned from c . 1403 to 1410 (or 1445–1457 according to some ). Son of Lingeer Ndoye Demba and Brak Caaka Mbaar. When the Jaw and Gaye family tried to launch a war against him to have him dethroned, he defeated them with his army and forced them to seek refuge in Tekrur now Futa Toro in Senegal . * Brak Kiou Kouli (var. Kioukouli ) * Brak Mayor Aissa * Brak Fara Koy Jon (var. _Fara Koy Dyon_ or _Fara Kodiègue_), reigned c. 1676 – 1679 * Brak Fara Koy Jobe (var. Fara Koy Dyôp or _Fara Kouri Kodiop_) * Brak Fara Ko Ndaama (var. Fara Ko Ndama), reigned c. 1670 – 1683 * Brak Naatago Khari Daaro (var. Natagou Khary Daro) * Brak Yerim Kode Ngone Mbooj (var. _Yerim Kode N'Dyureane_ ), reigned c. 1673 – 1676?. Reported to have died in battle fighting Jolof . He was the head of the 17 princes of Joos and one of the most revered Braks of Waalo. * Brak Fara Kumba, reigned c. 1665 – 1673 (first), c. 1664 – 1676 (second). According to some, he died in 1676 during the Marabout wars launched against him (the jihads of Senegambia launched by the Muslims). * Brak Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy Mbooj, reigned c. 1734 – 1735. One of the best known Braks of Waalo, although for the wrong reasons. Instigated and led the Joos at the Battle of Nder. The Joos were victorious. After the killing of the reigning Brak – Yerim Ndateh Boubou (Tedyek), Brak Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy entered the residence of his own paternal aunt – Lingeer Condama (var. _Kô Ndama_, a Tedyek) and assassinated her. Lingeer Condama was accused of favouring her own maternal nephew (Brak Yerim Ndateh Bubou) against her paternal nephew (Brak Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy), and engaging in the political affairs of Waalo which were detrimental to the Joos cause. According to Amadou Wade, he was assassinated on the day of his coronation. It is advanced that, a professional assassine from Trazar, by the name of Solomono was hired to carry out the mission. * Brak Yerim Kode Fara Mbune Mbooj (var. _Yérim Kodé Mbunè_ or _Yérim Kodé Fara Mbouma_ ), He came to power having allied himself with his matriclan (the Joos) and the Loggars, especially Ndyak Xuri (var. Njaak Xuri). His predecessor Yerim Mbanyik Anta (Tedyek) was killed along with several Tedyek princes. His Loggar ally (Ndyak Xuri) was hoping to succeed to the throne after the demise of the Tedyek, however, he didn't succeed to the throne. After their victory, Yerim Kode Fara Mbune succeeded to the throne and his Loggar ally was exiled to Jolof. About two years after his reign (according to some), Ndyak Xuri, leading the Loggar clan, formed an alliance with the Lamtoro of Futa Toro and the Emir of Trazar in order to dethrone Yerim Kode Fara Mbune. At the Battle of Mbuden, Yerim Kode Fara was killed along with many members of the Joos family. * Brak Maboje Kumba (var. Mabodje Coumba ) reigned 6 November 1775 – 5 May 1776. His reigne coincided with the battles involving the Joos and Loggar, the intervention of governor O'Hara in Waalo's civil war and Moorish interference in the country's politics. * Brak Saayodo Yaasin Mbôdy Mbooj (var. _Saayodo Yassin Modi_ or _Sayodo Yacine Mbodje_ ), reigned c. 1801 – 1806 or 1805–1810 * Brak Amar Fatim Borso Mbooj (var. _Amar Faatim Borsô_ or _Amar Faty Mborso_ ), reigned 1812–1823, (probably reigned up to 1825 or 1826, because he is reported to have died in January 1826 ). Known for his anti-Islamic views. He is cited to have said a Brak should never covert to Islam. That was after the Almamy of Futa Toro ( Almamy Biran) launched his jihad in his country among other Senegambian states such as Jolof and Cayor, and converted the king of Jolof as well as Brak Fara Penda Tigereleh (a Tedyek and predecessor of Brak Amar Fatim Borso). The Joos, led by Amar Fatim and other clan members, regarded Fara Penda as too weak for converting through fear, rather than standing up to the Almany. Although Fara Penda stated his conversion was sincere, he was not believed. Amar Fatim is also the father of Lingeer Ndateh Yalla and Njombout (both Tedyeks, their mother Lingeer Awo Fatim Yamar Khuri Yaye Mbooj). * Kharfi Khari Daaro (var. Khirfi Khary Daro), reigned 1837–1840

LIST OF QUEENS

This list gives some of the prominent queens or queen mothers who belong to this maternal dynasty. They go by the royal title Lingeer (var. _linger_ ) :

* Lingeer Fatim Beye – matriarch of the Joos c. 1335 * Lingeer Ndoye Demba , founder of the Joos dynasty in Waalo, c. 1367 * Lingeer Mbarika Mbooj (var. _Mborika_ or _Mbarika Mbodje_ ) – mother of Brak Yerim Kode Ngone, the head of the 17 princes of Joos. * Lingeer Yassin (var. Yacine Mboj) – mother of Brak Saayodo Yassin Modi Mbooj and wife of prince Jabou Jouba Ali Mbooj (var. Diabou Douba Ali)

SEE ALSO

* The Royal House of Boureh Gnilane Joof * The Royal House of Jogo Siga Joof * The Royal House of Semou Njekeh Joof

* Serer people portal * Senegal portal * Gambia portal * Mauritania portal * History portal * Monarchy portal

REFERENCES

* ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ The reign of Caaka Mbaar (var. _Tyaaka Mbar_) Barry (1985), p 328 (in French). See page 327 for the most probable date of his son – Yerim Mbanyik Ndoye Demba's reign (var. _Yérim Mbanyik Ndoy Demba_) (in French) (Retrieved 21 July 2012) * ^ _A_ _B_ BIFAN (1955), pp 313–326 * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ _F_ _G_ _H_ _I_ _J_ _K_ _L_ _M_ Barry (1985) pp 312–30 * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ Zaghi, Carlo, "L'Africa nella coscienza europea e l'imperialismo italiano", Guida (1973), p 288 * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ Bulletin. Serie B: Sciences humaines / Institut fondamental d\'Afrique noire , Volume 41. p 234, (1979) * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ _F_ _G_ _H_ _I_ _J_ _K_ Institut français d'Afrique noire, Bulletin de l'Institut français d'Afrique noire: Sciences humaines, Volume 17. IFAN, (1955), p 317 (in French) * ^ Monteil, p 36, * ^ Bulletin. Serie B: Sciences humaines / Institut fondamental d\'Afrique noire , Volume 41. p 225 (1979) * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ Barry, Boubacar , "Le Royaume du Waalo: le Sénégal avant la conquête", KARTHALA Editions (1985), p 73, ISBN 2865371417 (in French) * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ Brigaud, Félix, "Histoire du Sénégal: Des origines aux traités de protectorat", Clair-afrique (1964), p 16 (in French) * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ Many variations: _Fatimata Beye_ (see BIFAN, 1979, pp 225, 233), _Fatim/Fatimata Beye_ (see BIFAN, 1979, p 234), _Fatime Bey_ (BIFAN, 1979, p 234), etc. The Serer surname _Beye_ or _Bèye_, following its French spelling in Senegal is also a Serer matriclan. Fatim (proper: _Fa tim_) in Serer language means _"the maternal clan of..."_ For more on Serer matrilineality, see Jean-Marc Gastellu « 'Petit traité de matrilinarité. L'accumulation dans deux sociétés rurales d'Afrique de l'Ouest', Cahiers ORSTOM, série Sciences Humaines (1985) » (in French), in Jean-Marc Gastellu, "Matrilineages, Economic Groups and Differentiation in West Africa": _A Note_ (O.R.S.TO.M) * ^ Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire: Sciences humaines, Volume 41 (1979), p 225 * ^ Boulègue, Jean, "Le Grand Jolof", (XVIIIe – XVIe Siècle). (Paris, Edition Façades), Karthala (1987), p 30 (in French) * ^ Dyao, Yoro, "Légendes et coutumes sénégalaises", Cahiers de Yoro Dyao: publiés et commentés par Henri Gaden. (E. Leroux, 1912) (in French) * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ Dupire, Marguerite , _Sagesse sereer: Essais sur la pensée sereer ndut _, KARTHALA Editions (1994) (in French). For _tim_ and _den yaay_ (see p. 116). The book also deals in depth about the Serer matriclans and means of succession through the matrilineal line. See also pages 38, 95-99, 104, 119–20, 123, 160, 172–4 ISBN 2865374874 (Retrieved 9 July 2012) * ^ Diouf, "Chronique du Royaume du Sine", p 705 (p 3) * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ Sarr, Alioune , _Histoire du Sine-Saloum _ (Sénégal). Introduction, bibliographie et notes par Charles Becker. Version légèrement remaniée par rapport à celle qui est parue en 1986-87. p 19 (in French) * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ BIFAN (1979), p 234 * ^ Dyao, Yoro (1912) * ^ Sarr, Alioune , _Histoire du Sine-Saloum (Sénégal)_ Introduction, bibliographie et notes par Charles Becker. 1986–87, p 19 * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ « Babacar Sédikh Diouf » in Ngom, Biram _La question Gelwaar et l’histoire du Siin_, Dakar, Université de Dakar (1987), p 69 (in French) * ^ Variations: _Mbodj_, _Mboj_, etc. * ^ Many variations: _Tédiek_ (see Brigaud) or _Teedyekk_ (see Barry) * ^ « Amadou Wade, _Chronique_, commenté par Vincent Monteil, 1966 » Sall, Ibrahima Abou, _Mauritanie du Sud: conquêtes et administration coloniales françaises, 1890-1945_, KARTHALA Editions (2007), p 49, note 20. ISBN 2845868650 : "_Logar_ (mot qui serait d'origine berbére), _Joos_ (mot qui serait d'origine seereer) et _Teejëk_ (mot qui serait d'origine mannde)" Translation: _Logar_ (a word of Berber origin ), _Joos_ (a word of Serer origin) and _Teejëk_ (a word of Mande origine). (Retrieved 9 July 2012) (in French) * ^ _A_ _B_ Becker, Charles: "Vestiges historiques, trémoins matériels du passé clans les pays sereer", Dakar (1993), CNRS – ORS TO M. (Retrieved 9 July 2012) (in French) * ^ Kalis, Simone, "Médecine traditionnelle religion et divination chez les Seereer Sine du Senegal", _La connaissance de la nuit_, L'Harmattan (1997), p 299, ISBN 2-7384-5196-9 (in French) * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ According to Amadou Wade, Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy reigned from 1734 to 1735 and was assassinated on the day of his coronation. see « Amadou Wade, "Chronique du Walo", in Barry (1985), p 312 * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ _F_ _G_ Variations: Brak Yêrim Ndatè Bubu; also for _Talaata-i-Ndeer_ see BIFAN 1964: "Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire", Bulletin, Volumes 26-27, IFAN (1964); & Monteil, _Esquisses sénégalaises_) * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ _F_ _G_ _H_ _I_ _J_ « Dyaw, Yoro» in Barry (1985), pp 184–6 (Retrieved 21 July) (in French) * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ Université de Dakar. Département de langues et civilisations germaniques, _Études germano-africaines: revue annuelle du Département de langues et civilisations germaniques de la Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines de l'Université de Dakar (Sénégal)_, Issue 6, Le Département (1988), p 51 * ^ Variation: Brak Ndaak Kumba Xuri Yaay (see Université de Dakar. Département de langues et civilisations germaniques, _Études germano-africaines: revue annuelle du Département de langues et civilisations germaniques de la Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines de l'Université de Dakar (Sénégal)_, Issue 6, Le Département (1988), p 51) * ^ In Amadou Wade's _Chronique du Waalo_, Ndiadiane Ndiaye (the maternal half brother of Brak Barka Mbooj / Mbodj – ancestor of the Mbooj paternal dynasty and the first Brak from this family) is listed as reigning from the late 12th century (1186, also Barry 1985, pp 311–12). However, this was an error, based on the previous and wrongly held belief that Ndiadiane Ndiaye (var. _Ndyaadyaan Ndyay_, see Barry, 1985, p. 41) was the son of the 11th century Almoravid leader ( Abu Bakr ibn Umar ) who died in November 1087 (a contemporary of Amar Godomat or Ama Gôdô Maat, not Ndiadiane). However, that previously held assumption has been discarded. The general consensus is that, Ndiadiane Ndiaye's reign (and thus his contemporary maternal half brother) is placed within the later half of the 14th century (1360), which was 10 years after the reign of Maysa Wali king of Sine . For a review and analysis of Amadou Waad's _Chronique du Waalo_, see Barry (1985, especially pages 41, 147) and 1972. For Ndiadiane's reign, see Fage, John, D. , contributors: Bethwell A. Ogot, Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa, University of California Press (1992), p 281, ISBN 0435948113 The "Joos" (Retrieved 11 July 2012) * ^ For the kings of Waalo, see Barry (1985) * ^ Diop, Papa Samba, _Glossaire du roman sénégalais_, L'Harmattan, Paris (2010), pp 142–143, (in French) ISBN 978-2-296-11508-8 * ^ The _Seb ak Baor_ or proper: _Seb ak Baor_ was the noble council responsible for electing the kings (Brak ) from the royal family of Waalo * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire, _Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire: Sciences humaines_, Volume 31, IFAN (1969), pp 409–410 (in French) * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ Barry, Boubacar, _Le royaume du waalo, le Sénégal avant la conquête_, F. Maspéro (1972), p 286 (in French) * ^ Barry, (1985), p 41 * ^ See Barry (1972 and Wade * ^ _A_ _B_ Barry, (1985), pp 185–6 * ^ Many variations: Ndieumbeutt Mbodj, see Barry (1985), or _Ndyômbôt_, see BIFAN 1969, other var. Jombot. * ^ There are many variations in the spelling of _Jawdin_ (following its English spelling in the Gambia ), e.g. _Dyawdin_ (French spelling in Senegal ), etc. Jawdin Sharlu was a member of the Council of Electors (_Sek ak Baor_, or _"seb ak baor"_ see Barry 1972, p 286; and BIFAN 1969, p 409). His name is Sharlu. The name _Jawdin_ is a title of nobility in Waalo. The noble Council was composed of three groups of nobles: _Jawdin_ (Serer and Fula origin), _Maalo_ or _Malo_ (usually Serer) and _Jogomay_ or _Dyogomay_ (usually Fula). This Council elected the kings of Waalo according to a pre-defined criteria. For more on this, see the Coronation of Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof , see also Wade; and Barry 1972 & 1985 * ^ _A_ _B_ Sheldon, Kathleen E., _Historical dictionary of women in Sub-Saharan Africa _, vol. 1, Scarecrow Press (2005), p 148 ISBN 0810853310 * ^ Spelt _Ndieumbeutt Mbodj_, see Sheldon, Kathleen E., _Historical dictionary of women in Sub-Saharan Africa _, vol. 1, Scarecrow Press (2005) p 148, ISBN 0810853310 * ^ Sonko-Godwin, Patience , _Ethnic groups of the Senegambia: a brief history_, Sunrise Publishers (1988), pp. 29–31 ISBN 9983860007

* ^ Wade, Amadou, « Chronique du Walo Sénégalais (1186–1855) », B. Cissé trans., V. Monteil, editor, _Bulletin de l'IFAN_, série B, vol. 26, numéros 3/4 (1941, 1964) (in French) * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ « Gaden, Henry, 1912, p 6 » Barry (1985), p 50 * ^ _A_ _B_ Barry (1985) p 327 (Retrieved 21 July 2012) (in French) * ^ Monteil, pp 39-40 * ^ « Azan, (1861), list of Braks, provided by Fara Penda. » Barry (1985), p 315 * ^ « Azan, (1861), list of Braks, provided by Demba N'Diaye. » Barry (1985), p 315 * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ _F_ _G_ _H_ Barr, (1985), pp 320–28 * ^ For more on this see Wade, see also Barry 1985 * ^ Barry (1985), p 185 * ^ Barry (1985) pp 185–7 * ^ Barry, (1972), p 261

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* Sarr, Alioune , "Histoire du Sine-Saloum " (Sénégal). Introduction, bibliographie et notes par Charles Becker. Version légèrement remaniée par rapport à celle qui est parue en 1986-87. p 19 * Becker, Charles, "Vestiges historiques, trémoins matériels du passé clans les pays sereer", Dakar (1993), CNRS – ORS TO M. (in French) (Retrieved 9 July 2012) * Gravrand, Henry . _"La civilisation sereer",_ vol. I, Cosaan: les origines. Nouvelles éditions africaines, Dakar , 1983 * Monteil, Vincent , " Esquisses sénégalaises", Institut Fondamental d\'Afrique Noire , 1966. * Wade, Amadou, _"Chronique du Walo Sénégalais (1186–1855)"_, B. Cissé trans., V. Monteil, editor, Bulletin de l'IFAN, série B, vol. 26, nos 3/4 (1941, 1964) * Barry, Boubacar . _"Le royaume du Waalo ":_ le Sénégal avant la conquête, Karthala, 1985, ISBN 2865371417 (in French) The "Dyoos" (Retrieved 8 July 2012) * Barry, Boubacar, "Le royaume du waalo, le Sénégal avant la conquête", F. Maspéro (1972), pp 261 contributors: Bethwell A. Ogot, Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa, University of California Press (1992), p 281, ISBN 0435948113 The "Joos" (Retrieved 11 July 2012) * Gastellu, Jean-Marc , "Petit traité de matrilinarité", L'accumulation dans deux sociétés rurales d'Afrique de l'Ouest', Cahiers ORSTOM, série Sciences Humaines (1985) * Gastellu, Jean-Marc, "Matrilineages, Economic Groups and Differentiation in West Africa": A Note (O.R.S.TO.M) * Sonko-Godwin, Patience, "Ethnic groups of the Senegambia: a brief history", Sunrise Publishers (1988), p. 29–31 ISBN 9983860007 * Kalis, Simone, "Médecine traditionnelle religion et divination chez les Seereer Sine du Senegal", La connaissance de la nuit, L'Harmattan (1997), p 299, ISBN 2-7384-5196-9 * Boulègue, Jean, "Le Grand Jolof", (XVIIIe – XVIe siècle). (Paris, Edition Façades), Karthala (1987), p 30 * Dyao, Yoro, "Légendes et coutumes sénégalaises", Cahiers de Yoro Dyao: publiés et commentés par Henri Gaden. (E. Leroux, 1912) * Dupire, Marguerite , "Sagesse sereer: Essais sur la pensée sereer ndut , KARTHALA Editions (1994), ISBN 2865374874 (in French) (Retrieved 9 July 2012) * Sheldon, Kathleen E., "Historical dictionary of women in Sub-Saharan Africa ", vol. 1, Scarecrow Press (2005), p 148 ISBN 0810853310 * « Amadou Wade, "Chronique", commenté par Vincent Monteil, 1966 » Sall, Ibrahima Abou, "Mauritanie du Sud: conquêtes et administration coloniales françaises, 1890–1945", KARTHALA Editions (2007), p 49, note 20. ISBN 2845868650 (in French)"Logar", "Joos" and "Teejëk" * Université de Dakar. Département de langues et civilisations germaniques, "Études germano-africaines: revue annuelle du Département de langues et civilisations germaniques de la Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines de l'Université de Dakar (Sénégal)., Issue 6", Le Département (1988), p 51 * Fage, John, D. , ;background:none transparent;border:none;-moz-box-shadow:none;-webkit-box-shadow:none;box-shadow:none;">v

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Serer topics

PEOPLES

SERER PEOPLES

* * Laalaa * Ndut * Niominka * Noon * Palor * Saafi * Seex

RELIGION

KEY TOPICS

* * Ciiɗ * Classical Ndut teachings * Creation myth * Criticism * Festivals * Jaaniiw * Junjung * Lamane * Sadax * Saltigue * Symbolism * Women

SUPREME DEITIES

* * Kokh Kox * Koox * Kopé Tiatie Cac * Roog (main)

OTHER DEITIES

* * Kumba Njaay * Takhar * Tiurakh

Saints and ancestral spirits

* * Ginaaru * Julang Joof * Laga Ndong * Lunguñ Joof * Mindiss * Moussa Sarr * Njemeh (of Languème ) * Njoxona * Ngojil Joof * Ngolum Joof

* Pangool

* list

SACRED SITES

* * Fatick * Sine River * Sine-Saloum * Somb * Point of Sangomar * Tattaguine * Tukar * Yaboyabo

* History * Philosophy * Science * Law * Geography * Politics

HISTORY

* Cekeen Tumulus * Khasso * Kingdom of Baol * Kingdom of Biffeche * kingdom of Saloum * Kingdom of Sine * Serer ancient history * Serer history (medieval era to present) * States headed by ancient Serer Lamanes * The Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune * The Battle of Logandème * Timeline of Serer history * Western Sahara

Philosophy

* Science * Law

* Medicine

* medicinal plants

* CEMETRA

* Loup (healer)

* Saltigues and Loup practitioners

* MALANGO * Philosophy of beauty * Jom principle * Cosmology * Customary law

Geography Politics

* Farba Kaba * Jaraff * Serer countries

* Demographics * Culture

DEMOGRAPHICS

BY REGION

* * Gambia * Mauritania * Senegal

LANGUAGE

* * Cangin * Lehar * Ndut * Noon * Palor * Safen * Serer

CULTURE

* Birth * Chere * Death * Inheritance * Marriage * Mbalax * Njuup * Sabar * Tama * Tassu * Njom

ROYALTY

Kings and lamanes

* Lamane Jegan Joof * Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof * Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof * Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoffene Fa Ndeb Joof * Maad a Sinig Mahecor Joof * Maad a Sinig Maysa Wali Jaxateh Manneh * Maad a Sinig Ama Joof Gnilane Faye Joof * Maad Ndaah Njemeh Joof * Maad Semou Njekeh Joof

Queens and queen mothers

* Lingeer Fatim Beye * Lingeer Ndoye Demba * Serer maternal clans

Dynasties and royal houses

* Faye family * Guelowar * Joof family * Joos Maternal Dynasty * The Royal House of Boureh Gnilane Joof * The Royal House of Jogo Siga Joof * The Royal House of Semou Njekeh Joof

Families and royal titles

* Buumi * Faye family * Joof family * Lamane * Lingeer *