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Somb
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 5 Notes 6 External links

History[edit] 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[1]) the symbol of immortality in the Serer creation myth.[2] The Somb
Somb
tree was used for burial purposes.[2] 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.[citation needed] 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.[3][4] Administration[edit] Somb
Somb
is a town in the Département of Gossas, in the region of Fatick. It is part of the rural community of Patar Lia. Geography[edit] The nearest towns are Djilassene, Ndiayene, Ndiok Doumaleourou, Dok, Kodieri, Koral and the two historical towns of Fandène, Tioutoune (or Thiouthioune). Famous people born in Somb[edit]

Yandé Codou Sène
Yandé Codou Sène
(1932–2010), the Serer Diva and griot of president Léopold Sédar Senghor

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Notes[edit]

^ Kalis, Simone, "Médecine traditionnelle, religion et divination ches les Seereer Siin du Sénégal" – La connaissance de la nuit, L’Harmattan, 1997, p 292, ISBN 2-7384-5196-9 ^ a b Gravrand, Henry, "La Civilisation Sereer - Pangool", vol. 2. Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Senegal
Senegal
(1990), pp 199-200, ISBN 2-7236-1055-1 ^ Sarr, Alioune, Histoire du Sine-Saloum, Introduction, bibliographie et Notes par Charles Becker, BIFAN, Tome 46, Serie B, n° 3-4, 1986–1987 ^ Klein, Martin A., Islam and Imperialism in Senegal. Sine-Saloum 1847-1914, p90. Edingburg Universuty Press (1968). ISBN 0-85224-029-5

External links[edit]

Ba-Curry, Ginette. In Search of Maba: A 19th Century Epic from Senegambia, West Africa
Africa
(Preface of the Play by Edris Makward, Emeritus Professor of African Literature, Univ of Wisconsin, USA), Phoenix Press International, Maryland, 2011 [Category: Drama].[1].

Maps, weather and airports for Somb Somb
Somb
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