Originating in the Senegal River valley bordering Senegal and Mauritania, this Senegambian etnhic group, are also found in Gambia. Whether the name of the people themselves is derived from Wolof or Pulaar, Serer seems to refer to something misplaced, hidden, lost, or separate, consistent with their historical refusal of Islam. Traditionally the Serers are known for farming, but also fishing, boat building and animal husbandry.
« Back to Glossary Index
Kegueme, Sarer, Seereer, Sereeri, Sereer, Sérère