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Serere Country

Sine Saloum, Senegal

Serere Country.

Departure in the morning for a day of immersion in Serere country, starting with the ecomuseum of Diakhao: a platform for the safeguard and enhancement of the tangible and intangible heritage of the kingdom of Sine, capital of the Serer ethnic group.

Long before independence, Senegal was subdivided into a kingdom, and the head of each kingdom reigned a king and his government.

In Diakhao, we will discover the royal house where the last Bour sine (King of Sine) lived, with the possibility of meeting and exchanging with the family.

The aim of the visit to this museum will be to better know these people who at the beginning were great migrants. The Serere navigators of the Nile, come from the ethnic group of surveyors and geometers, great craftsmen and builders of the pyramids

An animist by religion, the Sereres are related to the Egyptians by their architecture and their funeral practices, they also retain some similarities in their language with certain Asian countries; among the Hindus and the Hebrews

We will find them in the Sahel in the empires of Ghana and Aoudaghost, and also in the valley of the Senegal River where they coexisted with the Foulbe, the Soninke, and the Mandingo in the Ngabou from Guinea.

In the 9th century, they refused to submit to the Almoravid Berbers who wanted to propagate Islam and settled inside Senegal, in the natural regions of Baol, Sine, and Saloum.

In the islands all inside the delta, we will meet the Serere Niominkas, who form a people descending from the Guelwar princes between the Serer and the Mandingo, whose governance is based on the matriarchal lineage We will discover Serere spirituality, which is very marked by esotericism and animal totemism, because each family, according to its surname, will be linked to an animal or a plant totem.

Return to the hotel.

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