Baga

Categories: Ethnicities

The Baga people of Guinea probably originated from the Futa Jallon region, and settled on the Atlantic coast as farmers and fishermen, taking the name bae raka, meaning “people of the seaside”. Their language of the same name is part of the mel family, but most of them also speak the Mande language Susu because it has historically been the regional trade language.

Synonyms:
Aga, Baele, Baga-Binari, Baga-Koga, Bagga, Bago, Bailo, Barka, Boloe, Kalum, Zape Boulone
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