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SOMB (in Serer , also Som or Sombe) is a town in Senegal
Senegal
situated in the west of the country.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Administration * 3 Geography * 4 Famous people born in Somb
Somb
* 5 Notes * 6 External links

HISTORY

Somb
Somb
figure prominently in Serer religious affairs for a long part of its history. It takes its name from the Somb
Somb
tree (Latin : prosopis africana a species of prosopis ) the symbol of immortality in the Serer creation myth . The Somb
Somb
tree was used for burial purposes. The wood is very strong and resistant to rot. It is the wood found in many of the Serer tumuli which are still intact after a thousand years.

The Battle of Fandane- Thiouthioune
Thiouthioune
(18 July 1867) more commonly known as the Battle of Somb
Somb
took place in the vicinity of this town. In that battle, Maba Diakhou Bâ tried to launch jihad against the Serer people of Sine but was defeat by the King of Sine Maad a Sinig
Maad a Sinig
Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof .

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