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Sangha (sometimes spelled Sanga) is a rural commune in the Cercle of Bandigara in the Mopti Region of Mali. The commune contains around 44 small villages and in the 2009 census had a population of 32,513. The administrative centre (chef-lieu) is the village of Sangha Ogol Leye, one of a cluster of small villages at the top of the Bandiagara Escarpment.
The commune is known as a centre for Dogon traditional religion with many temples and shrines, and as a base for visitors to the local Dogon villages. Most of the ethnographic work by Marcel Griaule was carried out among the Dogon of Sangha.
A toguna at Sangha, 2006
- Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (Région de Mopti) (PDF) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la Statistique.
- Plan de Sécurité Alimentaire Commune Rurale de Sangha 2006-2010 (PDF) (in French), Commissariat à la Sécurité Alimentaire, République du Mali, USAID-Mali, 2006.
- Map of Mopti and Dogon country, ND 30-6, 1:250,000, University of Texas, US Army, 1954.
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