Fatick is the southwest region of the northern outcrop of Senegal. Its alternative name is Jinnak Bolon. The region is named for its capital city, Fatick. [1 ]
History [ edit ]
The area is rich with
Serer ancient and medieval history. [2 ] [3 ] Many of the [4 ] ancient Serer sites are found within this region. [2 ] It is also [4 ] one of the holy places in the Serer religion. The Xoy Ceremony (or Khoy), a divination festival by the Serer priestly class (the Saltigues) is held within this region once a year. The population is overrun by the [5 ] Serer people. Historically, it was part of the Serer pre-colonial Kingdom of Sine. [3 ] In 1859, [4 ] the Battle of Logandème took place within this region. It was a battle of resistance by the Siin-Siin (Serer people of Sine) against French colonialism. It is called in some French scholarly works as the Battle of Fatick.
Departments [ edit ]
Fatick region is divided into 3
departments [1 ] :
References [ edit ]
^ a b (French) Culture, demography, and Regional cultural center for Fatick region, Ministry of Culture, Senegal.
^ a b (French) Becker, Charles, "Vestiges historiques, trémoins matériels du passé clans les pays sereer", Dakar (1993), CNRS - ORS TO M
^ a b (French) Gueye, Pape Samba, "Analyses des blocages de l'introduction des langues nationales dans l'enseignement elementaire formel au Senegal: etude dans la commune de Fatick", Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis (2010)
^ a b c (French) Sine-Saloum [in] Kassoumay  (Retrieved : 13 July 2012)
^ (French) "Révélation de saltigué : Touba va accueillir la dépouille d’une célébrité venue de Dakar" Xoy 2011 [in] La Sénégalaise, published 6/6/2011 (Retrieved : 13 July 2012)
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