Bainuk

Categories: Ethnicities

The Bainuk people of Senegal and parts of Gambia and Guinea-Bissau are believed to have been the first inhabitants of the lower Casamance. They are renowned for their skill as weavers and dyers, but they also formed the core ethnic group of the Kasa kingdom from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. In modern times, they retain their traditional religion, but are rapidly being absorbed by the surrounding Mande or Jola cultures.

Synonyms:
Banyuk, Banun, Banyun, Bañun, Bainouk, Baïnouk, Bainunk, Banyum, Bagnoun, Banhum, Banyung, Ñuñ, Elomay, Elunay
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