Yarse

Categories: Ethnicities

The Yarse are the descendants of Mandinka traders who arrived in what is now Burkina Faso in the late 1600s, bringing Islam. Granted permission to stay by the Mossi king and gradually adopting his language and customs (though never the indigenous Mossi religion or Christianity), the Yarse settled, and remain today, as merchants, although some have become subsistence millet farmers.

Synonyms:
Yaarsé, Yarsé, Yarsin, Yarcin
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