Yalunka

Categories: Ethnicities

The Yalunka are a Mande people who have lived in the Futa Jallon, a mountainous region in Guinea, since about the 11th century. The name Yalunka literally means “inhabitants of the Jallon.” So closely related are they to the Susu people that are some scholars classify the two as one group. They are notable for converting to Islam, then renouncing and massively fighting against it, ultimately, being subdued and absorbed by the Fulani Empire.

Synonyms:
Jallonke, Yalonga, Djallonké, Djallonka, Dialonké
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