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The Joos Maternal Dynasty
Dynasty
(Serer: Joos Fadiou/Fadioudj, other variations: Dioss Fahou/Fadiou,[5] Dyoss,[6] Dieuss, Dihosou, Diouss,[7][8] Dyoos[9] or Djeus[10]) was a Serer maternal dynasty which originated from the Serer pre-colonial Kingdom of Sine
Kingdom of Sine
in the 14th century and spread to the Wolof Kingdom of Waalo.[1][6][9] The matriarch or founder of this maternal dynasty was Lingeer
Lingeer
Fatim Beye, a princess and queen originally from the Kingdom of Sine.[6][11][12] In Waalo, it was founded by the princess Lingeer Ndoye Demba
Lingeer Ndoye Demba
of Sine.[10] Lingeer Ndoye Demba
Lingeer Ndoye Demba
was the maternal granddaughter of Lingeer
Lingeer
Fatim Beye. They both came from the Serer ethnic group.[11] Although the pre-colonial Kingdoms of Sine and Waalo
Waalo
now form part of modern-day Senegal, in pre-colonial Senegambia, present-day Gambia
Gambia
had open-borders with Senegal
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
Gambia
and France colonizing Senegal. For a background to these events see the History of Senegal, History of the Gambia, Senegambia
Senegambia
and Timeline of Serer history. From c. 1367,[1] 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,[13][14] and ruled the country from the 14th century to 1855, the year Waalo
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[edit] Main articles: Lamane, States headed by ancient Serer Lamanes, Timeline of Serer history, and Serer maternal clans The origins of the Joos as a matriclan is uncertain. What is known is that, it is just one of the many Serer matriclans[15] which were in existence at the time of the Lamanes.[2] 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
Lamane
Jegan Joof, the Joof family
Joof family
and Guelowar).[16][17] The name of their clan (Joos Fadiou) means the Joos of Fadiou (Fadiouth). History[edit] Main articles: Lingeer
Lingeer
Fatim Beye, Lingeer
Lingeer
Ndoye Demba, Kingdom of Sine, and Waalo See also: Serer history (medieval era to present) The Joos Maternal Dynasty
Dynasty
was one of the Serer and Senegambian dynasties in pre-colonial Senegambia. The princess Lingeer
Lingeer
Ndoye Demba (founder of this dynasty in Waalo) descended from the maternal line of Lingeer
Lingeer
Fatim Beye,[11] the matriarch of this dynasty, both originally from the Kingdom of Sine
Kingdom of Sine
and members of the Serer ethnic group.[5][6] Lingeer Fatim Beye
Lingeer Fatim Beye
is the maternal grandmother of Ndoye Demba[5][6] and ancestor of all the Joos that came after her.[6][18] In some sources, she is cited as the founder of the Joos Dynasty.[18][19]

“ That Fatim Bey [Beye] is called the founder of Dioss [Joos] does not conflict with the view that Ndoye Demba is Dioss' ancestor. Fatim/Fatimata Beye was an earlier ancestor.[18] ”

Lingeer Fatim Beye
Lingeer Fatim Beye
who was a contemporary of Ndiadiane Ndiaye[18] the possibly mythical founder of the Jolof Empire, is also reported to have been married to Maad a Sinig Maysa Wali Jaxateh Manneh
Maad a Sinig Maysa Wali Jaxateh Manneh
(var: Manyeasa Wali Dione[6]) at one point.[6] Maysa Wali was the first member of the Guelowar
Guelowar
Dynasty
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
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
Guelowar
and Ñaancos. In fact there was no "Battle of Troubang". In reporting this tradition, Henry Gravrand
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
Guelowar
can probably be explained by a war or a conflict of succession.[20] Having escaped Kaabu, the country of their birth, they were granted asylum by the Serer nobility[21] to which Lingeer
Lingeer
Fatim Beye's family were a member of.[6] The marriages between the upper echelons of Serer and Guelowar society sealed the union between Serer-Guelowar.[21] In 1350, Maysa Wali was nominated and elected Maad a Sinig
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.[17][21] He ruled from 1350 to 1370.[17] The penetration of the Joos matriclan of Sine in the Wolof Kingdom of Waalo
Waalo
came via Lingeer
Lingeer
Ndoye Demba. The Kingdom of Waalo
Waalo
was ruled by the Mbooj paternal family[22] 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
Waalo
and included: the Joos Maternal Dynasty
Dynasty
(of Serer origin[9]), Tedyek[23] (of Fula origin[9] although other sources suggests a Mende origin[24]) and Loggar (of Moor origin[9]). In Wolof, matriclans are called meen or mène,[6] in Serer, they are called tim.[15] Succession was patrilineal (kurcala in Serer, meaning paternal inheritance[25] or simanGol meaning paternal lineage[26]) as well as matrilineal (ƭeen yaay[25] or den yaay[15] in Serer). Lingeer Ndoye Demba
Lingeer Ndoye Demba
(princess of Sine) was given in marriage to the king of Waalo
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
Dynasty
although long established in Sine, and just one of the many Serer matriclans,[15] it was the newest addition to the medieval maternal dynasties of Waalo. The other maternal dynasties of Waalo
Waalo
(Tedyek and Loggar) were already established. The mother of Brak Caaka Mbodj was a Loggar and his first wife ( Lingeer
Lingeer
Isa Tanor) a Tedyek. Isa Tanor descended from the maternal line of Guet May Beut (the matriarch of the Tedyeks).[10] For the next six hundred years since its foundation to the dissolution of Waalo
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[27]), who was then the head of the Joos Dynasty
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),[28] as well as his family.[29] 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
Waalo
(Ndeer or Nder).[28][29][30] Other sources seems to indicate that, either the Joos family did not cause the Battle of Nder (Talaata Ñ'Deer among some[30]) or there were two historical battles of Nder (one during the reigns of Brak Yerim Ndateh Boubou and Brak Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy[28] or during the reign of Brak Njaak Kumba Xuri Yaay[30]). According to some, the battle was caused by the Fulani Almamy of Futa Toro
Futa Toro
who led a surprised attack at Nder after Brak Njaak Kumba Xuri Yaay (the king of Waalo)[31] had left his capital (Nder) on a visit to Ndar (St. Louis, in Senegal).[30] 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.[28][29] 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
Waalo
(Brak) were listed in error.[32] Another reason for this confusion is that, the original battle instigated by the Joos,[28] created a civil war which lasted for several years (20 years according to some[29] or 29 years[28][33]) 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.[34] The surprise attack launched in Waalo
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[35]). Following the "Joos Wars" led by their leader Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy, the throne of Waalo
Waalo
was secured by the Joos family who spend a long time waging wars to retain it.[29] 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[36] or Seb ak Baor[37][38]). Although Brak Mö Mboj Maalik Mboj (a Loggar) was the last Brak of Waalo
Waalo
just before the collapsed of the monarchy in 1855[39] under Lingeer
Lingeer
Ndateh Yalla Mbooj (a Tedyek) and her husband Morosso Tasse Jobe (prince of Cayor), the political scene of Waalo
Waalo
was dominated by the Joos and Tedyek Dynasty for nearly 600 years.[40] The greatest threat to the Joos were the Tedyeks, who provided more kings of Waalo.[33] 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
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").[41] The powers of these maternal dynasties were very real.[6] 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
Lingeer
- Njombot Mbooj,[42] 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[43] (var. Dyawdin Sharlu[37][38]) with a total sum of 1500 French Francs and gold just to secure the election of her preferred candidate.[37][38] 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).[37][38] Njombot Mbooj (born 1800,[44] died September 1846[45]) and her younger sister (Ndateh Yalla) were two of the most powerful women in Senegambia
Senegambia
in the first half of the 19th century.[44][46][47] They were preceded by Lingeer
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
Lingeer
Mbarika Mbooj (var. Mborika or Mbarika Mbodje[29]) was the mother of Brak Yerim Kode Ngone, the head of the 17 princes of Joos.[29] Although the Jolof Empire
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
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
Waalo
for his part in achieving Waalo's independence, free from Jolof control. Waalo
Waalo
was totally liberated from the influence of Jolof few years after his death.[48] List of kings[edit] The following is a list of some of the Braks of Waalo
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[1][49] (or 1445–1457 according to some[49]). Son of Lingeer Ndoye Demba
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
Tekrur
now Futa Toro
Futa Toro
in Senegal.[50] Brak Kiou Kouli (var. Kioukouli[3])[51] Brak Mayor Aissa[52] Brak Fara Koy Jon (var. Fara Koy Dyon or Fara Kodiègue),[3] reigned c. 1676 – 1679[53] Brak Fara Koy Jobe (var. Fara Koy Dyôp or Fara Kouri Kodiop)[3] Brak Fara Ko Ndaama (var. Fara Ko Ndama),[3] reigned c. 1670 – 1683[53] Brak Naatago Khari Daaro (var. Natagou Khary Daro)[3] Brak Yerim Kode Ngone Mbooj (var. Yerim Kode N'Dyureane[48]), reigned c. 1673 – 1676?.[53] 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.[29][48][53] Brak Fara Kumba, reigned c. 1665 – 1673 (first), c. 1664 – 1676 (second).[53] According to some, he died in 1676 during the Marabout
Marabout
wars launched against him (the jihads of Senegambia
Senegambia
launched by the Muslims).[53] Brak Mö Mbôdy Kumba Khedy Mbooj, reigned c. 1734 – 1735.[27] 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
Lingeer
Condama (var. Kô Ndama, a Tedyek) and assassinated her. Lingeer
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
Waalo
which were detrimental to the Joos cause.[28] According to Amadou Wade, he was assassinated on the day of his coronation.[27] It is advanced that, a professional assassine from Trazar, by the name of Solomono was hired to carry out the mission.[54] Brak Yerim Kode Fara Mbune Mbooj (var. Yérim Kodé Mbunè[55] or Yérim Kodé Fara Mbouma[3]), 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
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.[41] Brak Maboje Kumba (var. Mabodje Coumba[3]) reigned 6 November 1775 – 5 May 1776.[53] 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.[56] Brak Saayodo Yaasin Mbôdy Mbooj[3] (var. Saayodo Yassin Modi or Sayodo Yacine Mbodje[3]), reigned c. 1801 – 1806[4] or 1805–1810 [53] Brak Amar Fatim Borso Mbooj (var. Amar Faatim Borsô or Amar Faty Mborso[3]), reigned 1812–1823,[4] (probably reigned up to 1825 or 1826, because he is reported to have died in January 1826[57]). 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
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
Lingeer
Ndateh Yalla and Njombout (both Tedyeks, their mother Lingeer
Lingeer
Awo Fatim Yamar Khuri Yaye Mbooj).[3] Kharfi Khari Daaro (var. Khirfi Khary Daro), reigned 1837–1840[3][4]

List of queens[edit] 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[38]) :

Lingeer
Lingeer
Fatim Beye – matriarch of the Joos c. 1335 Lingeer
Lingeer
Ndoye Demba, founder of the Joos dynasty in Waalo, c. 1367 Lingeer
Lingeer
Mbarika Mbooj (var. Mborika or Mbarika Mbodje[29]) – mother of Brak Yerim Kode Ngone, the head of the 17 princes of Joos.[29] Lingeer
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[edit]

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

Serer people
Serer people
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References[edit]

^ a b c d The reign of Caaka Mbaar (var. Tyaaka Mbar) [in] Barry (1985), p 328 (in French)[1]. See page 327 for the most probable date of his son – Yerim Mbanyik Ndoye Demba's reign (var. Yérim Mbanyik Ndoy Demba) (in French)[2] (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
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
Senegal
is also a Serer matriclan. Fatim (proper: Fa tim) in Serer language
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 [3] 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
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
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 » [in] 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 [i.e. the Moors]), Joos (a word of Serer origin) and Teejëk (a word of Mande origine).[4] (Retrieved 9 July 2012) (in French)

^ a b Becker, Charles: "Vestiges historiques, trémoins matériels du passé clans les pays sereer", Dakar
Dakar
(1993), CNRS – ORS TO M. [5] (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 [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
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 [in] 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
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., & Oliver, Roland, The Cambridge history of Africa: From c. 1600 to c. 1790, p 486, ISBN 0521209811. For Maysa Wali's reign, see Sarr, Alioune's, Histoire du Sine-Saloum (Sénégal) (introduction, bibliographie et notes par Charles Becker)', in Bulletin de l'IFAN, vol. 46, series B, nos 3-4, 1986–1987, p 19, (in French).

Also see Lingeer Ndoye Demba
Lingeer Ndoye Demba
which contains the genealogy of this family.

^ a b Ogot, Bethwell A., Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century, (Editors: Bethwell A. Ogot, Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa; 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
Sénégal
avant la conquête, F. Maspéro (1972), p 286 (in French) ^ Barry, (1985), p 41 ^ See Barry (1972 & 1985); 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
Waalo
according to a pre-defined criteria. For more on this, see the Coronation
Coronation
of Maad a Sinig
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
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 » [in] Barry (1985), p 50 ^ a b Barry (1985) p 327 [7] (Retrieved 21 July 2012) (in French) ^ Monteil, pp 39-40 ^ « Azan, (1861), list of Braks, provided by Fara Penda. » [in] Barry (1985), p 315 ^ « Azan, (1861), list of Braks, provided by Demba N'Diaye. » [in] 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

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