Dawsahak

Categories: Ethnicities

The Dawsahak are a pastoral Berber people who were among the first Muslim groups in West Africa, migrating to northeastern Mali in the 8th and 9th centuries. They are closely connected to the Iwellemmedan Tuareg, even being referred to as an Iwellemmedan clan, although they predated them in the region. They speak Tadaksahak, a Songhai creole dialect infused with many Tamasheq Tuareg words.

Synonyms:
Dag-Ishaq, Dahoussahak, Daosahaq, Daoussahag, Daoussahak, Daoussahaq, Daoussak, Daoussanaq, Dausahaq, Dawsahaq, Idaksaha, Touareg Dawsahak
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