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MAAD A SINIG MAHECOR JOOF (English spelling in the Gambia ; variations : Maad a Sinig Mahécor Diouf - French in Senegal
Senegal
; Maad Siin or MAD A SINIG MAHEKOR JUUF, also Maye Koor Juuf - in Serer-Sine language ) was the last king to rule the Serer Kingdom of Sine now part of independent Senegal. Maad a Sinig means king of Sine in Serer language. He reigned from 1924 until his death in 1969 (3 August 1969, he died at Diakhao ). After his death, the Kingdom of Sine was incorporated into independent Senegal.

CONTENTS

* 1 Royal House * 2 Legacy * 3 See also

* 4 Notes

* 4.1 Bibliography

ROYAL HOUSE

Maad a Sinig Mahecor Joof came from the Joof paternal dynasty of Sine and Saloum, from The Royal House of Semou Njekeh Joof
The Royal House of Semou Njekeh Joof
(the third and last royal house founded by the Joof family of Sine-Saloum , founded in the 18th century by Maad Semou Njekeh Joof ). On his maternal line, he is a member of the Guelowar
Guelowar
dynasty.

LEGACY

Part of a series on

SERERS AND SERER RELIGION

Deities

* Roog
Roog
* Kopé Tiatie Cac
Kopé Tiatie Cac
* Kokh Kox
Kokh Kox
* Takhar
Takhar
* Tiurakh
Tiurakh

Main doctrines

* Animism * Astronomy * Divination * Intercession of saints * Rainmaker

Sacred places

* Baol
Baol
* Cekeen Tumulus * Fandène
Fandène
* Fatick
Fatick
* Index of holy sites * Saloum
Saloum
* Senegambian stone circles
Senegambian stone circles
* Sine * Somb
Somb
* Tassili n\'Ajjer * Point of Sangomar
Point of Sangomar
* Thiouthioune
Thiouthioune
* Tukar
Tukar
* Yaboyabo

Related articles

* Lamane * Pangool * Saltigue * Serer prehistory * Serer creation myth
Serer creation myth
* Serer people * States headed by Serer Lamanes * Timeline of Serer history

Notable figures

* Amar Godomat * Lamane Jegan Joof * Issa Laye Thiaw
Issa Laye Thiaw
* Maad Semou Njekeh Joof * Index of Serer patriarchs * Index of Serer matriarchs

Relations with other religions

* Serer views on incarnation * Serer history * Religious persecution * Serer views on interfaith marriage * Serer views on heaven and hell

Education

* Ndut initiation rite
Ndut initiation rite

See also

* Index of articles relating to Serer history * Index of articles relating to Serer religion * Index of all articles relating to Serer people

* SERER PEOPLE CATEGORY

* SERER RELIGION CATEGORY

* Serer people portal

* Serer religion portal

* v * t * e

By 1969, Maad Mahecor Joof although retired, was the only ruler in Senegal
Senegal
who possessed real power. The Serer kingdoms such as Sine and Saloum
Saloum
were the only pre-colonial kingdoms to survive up to 1969 (six years after Senegal
Senegal
gained independent from France). The Maad a Sinig (King of Sine) was very committed in the preservation of Serer culture and tradition. During his reign, the Kingdom of Sine was economically prosperous. Indebtedness and migration was rare in Sine than it was elsewhere. He performed the traditional role of the Maad a Sinig, presiding over the religious affairs of his subjects and became the focal point of the Sine-Sine (inhabitants of Sine).

In one of his last ever State address to his subjects regarding the oral history of Sine, he stated :

“ I, Mahecor Diouf, am the bearer of traditions of Sine and the heir of Maissa Waly Dione. ( Maad a Sinig Maysa Wali , the first Guelowar
Guelowar
to rule in Sine, in c. 1350 ). ”

—  Maad a Sinig Mahecor Joof,

SEE ALSO

* history portal * Senegal
Senegal
portal * Gambia portal * monarchy portal * Serer portal

* Kingdom of Sine * Serer people * Kingdom of Saloum
Saloum
* Kingdom of Baol
Baol

NOTES

* ^ Le Soleil * ^ Other variants : Bur Sine Mahecor Diouf, Bour Sine Mahecor Diouf, Mahékor Diouf, Mahecor Joof, Mayekor, etc. * ^ (in French) Faye, Louis Diène . Mort et Naissance le monde Sereer. Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1983. ISBN 2-7236-0868-9 . p 59 * ^ Villalón, Leonardo Alfonso. Islamic society and state power in Senegal: disciples and citizens in Fatick. Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-46007-7 . p 53 * ^ Diouf, Niokhobaye. pp 722-732 * ^ Klein, pp 203-204 * ^ For Maad a Sinig Maysa Wali's reigne see: Sarr. p 21 * ^ For Maad a Sinig Mahecor Joof's quote, see : Klein, p 235

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* Diouf, Niokhobaye. "Chronique du royaume du Sine." Suivie de notes sur les traditions orales et les sources écrites concernant le royaume du Sine par Charles Becker et Victor Martin. (1972). Bulletin de l'Ifan, Tome 34, Série B, n° 4, (1972) * 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" * Villalón, Leonardo Alfonso. Islamic society and state power in Senegal: disciples and citizens in Fatick. Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-46007-7 * Klein, Martin A. "Islam and Imperialism in Senegal
Senegal
Sine-Saloum, 1847-1914." Edinburgh University Press (1968) * Faye, Louis Diène . Mort et Naissance le monde Sereer. Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1983. ISBN 2-7236-0868-9 . p 59

Preceded by Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoffene Fa Ndeb Joof
Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoffene Fa Ndeb Joof
MAAD A SINIG 1924–1969 Succeeded by None

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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
Junjung
* Lamane * Sadax * Saltigue * Symbolism * Women

SUPREME DEITIES

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

OTHER DEITIES

* * Kumba Njaay * Takhar
Takhar
* Tiurakh
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
Fatick
* Sine River * Sine-Saloum * Somb
Somb
* Point of Sangomar
Point of Sangomar
* Tattaguine
Tattaguine
* Tukar
Tukar
* Yaboyabo

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

HISTORY

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

LANGUAGE

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

CULTURE

* Birth * Chere * Death * Inheritance * Marriage * Mbalax
Mbalax
* Njuup * Sabar
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 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 *