Categories: Ethnicities

The term “Kirdi” comes from the pejorative Kanuri word for “pagan” and collectively denotes the many groups in Nigeria and Cameroon who fiercely resisted Islamization, such as the Bata, Fali, Fata, Gemjek, Guidar, Giziga, Hurza, Kapsiki, Mada, Mafa, Massa, Matakam, Mofou, Mora, Mousgoum, Muyang, Ouldeme, Podoko, Toupouri, Vame and Zulgo.

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