Categories: Ethnicities

The Zarma are a subgroup of the Songhai, scattered in 2000 villages from Niger to the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Togo, but united by a strong sense of kinship. Subsistence farmers, they also own small herds of cattle contracted out to Fula herders. Widely pro-French, the aristocratic and aggressive Zarma helped the imperial authorities to crush local rebellions.

Adzerma, Dierma, Djerma, Djermi, Dyabarma, Dyarma, Dyerma, Gole, Jerma, Saberma, Zabarima, Zabarma, Zabarmawa, Zaberma, Zabermawa, Zabirmawa, Zabrama, Zabrima, Zarbarma, Zarberma, Zerma
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