Diembéring

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Diembéring
Diembering, Diembéreng, Djiwat,
Guimbering, Diébéring, Diebering,
Djembering
City
Fromager (Kapok) tree near the village of Diembéring
Fromager (Kapok) tree near the village of Diembéring
Diembéring is located in Senegal
Diembéring
Diembéring
Location in Senegal
Coordinates: 12°28′8″N 16°46′50″W / 12.46889°N 16.78056°W / 12.46889; -16.78056Coordinates: 12°28′8″N 16°46′50″W / 12.46889°N 16.78056°W / 12.46889; -16.78056
Country  Senegal
Region Ziguinchor
Department Oussouye
Arrondissement Cabrousse

Diembéring (also called Diembering, Diembéreng, Djiwat, Guimbering, Diébéring, Diebering, or Djembering) is a village in Senegal in the rural community of the same name. It is located in Cabrousse, Oussouye, Ziguinchor, Casamance, approximately 10 km north of Cap Skirring and 60 km from Ziguinchor.

History[edit]

Initially, Diembéring was a fishing village. It is still so today, however tourism has opened up other possibilities.

Administration[edit]

Diembéring is the capital of the rural district (communauté rurale) of the same name. Within the district are the other villages of :

Geography[edit]

The nearest localities are Koudioundou, Nikine, Bouyouye, Cachouane, Boucotte Wolof, and Mossor.

Physical geography[edit]

Diembéring was built on sand dunes, among palm trees and large Kapok trees (known locally as Fromager trees)

Population[edit]

Diembéring is one of the few places where people speak Kuwaataay, a dialect of Jola.

Economy[edit]

The beaches of this coastal village are popular with tourists. There is a mosque in the area, as well as a church where a Jola mass is sung each Sunday. A maternity hospital is run by Spanish nuns.

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Stephen Payne (1992). "Une grammaire pratique avec phonologie et dictionnaire de kwatay (parler du village de Diémbéring, Basse Casamance, Sénégal)". Cahiers de Recherche Linguistique (in French). Dakar: Société internationale de linguistique (SIL): 134. 
  • Louis-Vincent Thomas (October 1967). "Veillée Djiwat". Notes africaines (in French) (116): 105–109. 

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