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Index Khasso

Khasso or Xaaso was a West African kingdom of the 17th to 19th centuries, occupying territory in what is today Senegal and the Kayes Region of Mali. [1]

22 relations: Africa, Bamana Empire, El Hadj Umar Tall, Europe, France, French Sudan, Fula people, Henry Gravrand, Jihad, Kayes Region, Khassonké people, Louis Faidherbe, Mali, Mandinka people, Médine, Mali, Senegal, Senegal River, Serer people, Siege of Medina Fort, Slavery in Africa, Soninke people, Toucouleur people.


Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).

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Bamana Empire

The Bamana Empire (also Bambara Empire or Ségou Empire) was a large West African state based at Ségou, now in Mali.

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El Hadj Umar Tall

al-Hajj Umar ibn Sa'id al-Futi Tal (حاج عمر بن سعيد طعل), (c. 1794–1864 CE), Umar Saidou Tall, born in Futa Tooro, Senegambia, was a West African political leader, Islamic scholar, Tijani Sufi and Toucouleur military commander who founded a brief empire encompassing much of what is now Guinea, Senegal, and Mali.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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French Sudan

French Sudan (Soudan français; السودان الفرنسي) was a French colonial territory in the federation of French West Africa from around 1880 until 1960, when it became the independent state of Mali.

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Fula people

The Fula people or Fulani or Fulany or Fulɓe (Fulɓe; Peul; Fulani or Hilani; Fula; Pël; Fulaw), numbering between 40 and 50 million people in total, are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa, widely dispersed across the region.

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Henry Gravrand

Father Henry Gravrand (France, 1921 - Abbey of Latrun, Palestine, 11 July 2003) was a French Catholic missionary to Africa and an anthropologist who has written extensively on Serer religion and culture.

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Jihad (جهاد) is an Arabic word which literally means striving or struggling, especially with a praiseworthy aim.

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Kayes Region

Kayes Region is one of eight first level national subdivisions in Mali called “Regions”.

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Khassonké people

The Khassonké (CAH-KES-SON-QUE) are an ethnic group of Mali's Kayes Region.

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Louis Faidherbe

Louis Léon César Faidherbe (3 June 1818 – 29 September 1889) was a French general and colonial administrator.

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Mali, officially the Republic of Mali (République du Mali), is a landlocked country in West Africa, a region geologically identified with the West African Craton.

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Mandinka people

The Mandinka (also known as Mandenka, Mandinko, Mandingo, Manding or Malinke) are an African ethnic group with an estimated global population of 11 million (the other three largest ethnic groups in Africa being the unrelated Fula, Hausa and Songhai peoples).

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Médine, Mali

Médine is a village and principal settlement (chef-lieu) of the commune of Hawa Dembaya in the Cercle of Kayes in the Kayes Region of south-western Mali.

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Senegal (Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa.

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Senegal River

The Senegal River (نهر السنغال, Fleuve Sénégal) is a long river in West Africa that forms the border between Senegal and Mauritania.

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Serer people

The Serer people are a West African ethnoreligious group.

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Siege of Medina Fort

The Siege of the Fort du Médine took place in 1857 at Médine near Kayes modern-day Mali, when the Toucouleur forces of El Hadj Umar Tall unsuccessfully besieged French colonial troops under General Louis Faidherbe, governor of Senegal.

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Slavery in Africa

Slavery has historically been widespread in Africa, and still continues today in some countries.

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Soninke people

The Soninke, also called Sarakole, Seraculeh, or Serahuli, are a West African ethnic group found in eastern Senegal and its capital Dakar, northwestern Mali and Foute Djalon in Guinea, and southern Mauritania.

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Toucouleur people

The Toucouleur people, also called Tukulor or Haalpulaar are a West African ethnic group native to Futa Tooro region of Senegal.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khasso

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