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Title:Mande Settlement and the Development of Islamic Institutions in Sierra Leone
Author:Skinner, David E.ISNI
Year:1978
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:11
Issue:1
Pages:32-62
Language:English
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:Islamic history
Manding
migration
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/217053
Abstract:Purpose is to describe the pattern of settlement and instrument of influence generated by Mande people who migrated to the coast and hinterland of Sierra Leone. The paper specifically draws upon the histories of six prominent Mande families to illustrate the process of integration from the mid-18th century to the end of the 19th century. Conclusions: the introduction of so many key words, particularly in the vocabulary of religion and politics, indicates a high degrees of socio-cultural integration between the indigenous and intrusive cultures. Notes, map, table.
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