Bassari (Senegal/Guinea)

Categories: Ethnicities

Not to be confused with the Bassari (Togo/Ghana).

The Bassari of the border between Senegal and Guinea are a small ethnic group roughly equally divided between the two countries and speak a Tenda language similar to their neighbors, the Koniagui, Badyaran, Bedik, and Boin peoples. Perhaps because their homeland is the least economically developed area, they are also the least Europeanized and least Islamicized people of the region. The vast majority of Bassari remain loyal to their traditional religious faith. They practice slash-and-burn cultivation to prepare their fields.

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