Dogon

Categories: Ethnicities

Among pearl millet, rice, and onion fields in the central plateau region of Mali that is bisected by the Bandiagara Escarpment, the Dogon found the isolation to preserve their independence in the face of Mossi and Fula aggression, as well as the encroachment of Islam. They are known for their distinctive art and architecture, as well as an elaborate cosmology expounded by the blind elder, Ogotemmêli, in his now famous anthropological interviews.

Synonyms:
Arou, Cadau, Dogan, Dogom, Dogono, Dogo, Domno, Domnu, Dyon, Habbé, Habe, Hambee, Kaddo, Kado, Kibisi, Kibissi, Makbe, Ono, Tombo, Tommo
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