Futa Jallon


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Futa Jallon:

see Fouta DjallonFouta Djallon
or Futa Jallon
, highland region, c.30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), central Guinea, W Africa. Largely a rolling grassland (average alt. c.3,000 ft/910 m), the region is grazed by cattle of the Fulani. The Niger, Senegal, and Gambia rivers rise there.
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, region, Guinea.
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Futa Jallon was one of the most important theocratic states to emerge in the eighteenth century (Barry, p.
Around 1730 the Fulani created a theocratic Muslim state in the Futa Jallon. The Rio Pongo was to become the main outlet for the caravan trails across the Futa Jallon.
From the Futa Jallon mountains down to this place, we have Fulanis.
All these fit into the history of Fulani relations with all he interacted with right from his hazy Judae-Syrian roots, through North Africa to the Futa Jallon, to Northern Nigeria.
If you study the history of ECOWAS, from Futa Jallon Highland to The Gambia, Cote de D' Ivoire, down to Gold Coast and the area called Nigeria, you will notice the variables of intermingling and inter relationship which is now on the threshold of being extricated either by the vicissitude of religion and politics or by sheer failure of ourselves not taking the advantage of our advantages.