Région de Fatick
Location of Fatick in Senegal
Fatick région, divided into 3 départements
|• Total||6,849 km2 (2,644 sq mi)|
|Population (2013 census)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
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|Serers and Serer religion|
The area is rich with Serer ancient and medieval history. Many of the ancient Serer sites are found within this region. It is also 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 Serer people. Historically, it was part of the Serer pre-colonial Kingdom of Sine. In 1859, 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.
- (in French) Culture, demography, and Regional cultural center for Fatick region, Ministry of Culture, Senegal Archived 2007-11-17 at the Wayback Machine..
- (in French) Becker, Charles, "Vestiges historiques, trémoins matériels du passé clans les pays sereer", Dakar (1993), CNRS - ORS TO M
- (in 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)
- (in French) Sine-Saloum [in] Kassoumay "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-07-13. (Retrieved : 13 July 2012)
- (in 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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