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Serer

 

a people of the Republic of Senegal inhabiting the environs of the city of Diourbel and the lower reaches of the Niel-umole River southeast of Dakar. Population approximately 600,000 (1973, estimate). About 4,000 Serer also live in Gambia. The Serer language belongs to the Atlantic (Western Bantoid) language group. Some Serer speak Wolof. The religion of the Serer is Islam. Their chief occupations are the cultivation of peanuts, millet, and rice and, on the coast, fishing. Seasonal migratory work is common on the peanut plantations.

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In this group, Wolof and Serer ethnic origins are overrepresented, together with the Christian religion (7.5% versus 3.5%).
For the Wolof, Serer and Manding, one of the main reasons why a woman might feel sexual repulsion towards a man is the absence of circumcision.
Senegal is a country of many ethnic groups (each with its own language), including the Wolof, Fulani, Serer, Tukolor, Soninke, Malinke, Diola, and Berber peoples.
The tremendous palette of languages represented in this collection includes Afrikaans, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, Frisian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Igbo, Irish, Kannada, Kikuyu, Korean, Malayalam, Serer, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Yiddish.
L'exemple des Serer Ndout (Senegal) >>, L'Homme, 22 : 5-31.
Numerous indigenous ethnic groups, including Wolof, Serer, and Mande-speaking peoples, many of whom were Muslim, inhabited the low-lying plateaus and tidal swamps, intersected by many coastal waterways.
when his Latin teacher, William Serer Rusk, awarded him Henry Adams's Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres as a prize." It was in his sophomore year at Princeton, however, in Charles Rufus Morey's course in medieval art, that Barr decided on a career in art scholarship.
Baobabs are well known to the people living in the savannahs; they are known as gui to the Wolof, bak to the Serer, bobbe, boki, and olohi to the Fulbe (or Fulani), bu tobu to the Gurma, sira to the Bambara, and toega and twega to the Mossi.
Rafael Calvo Serer, por su parte, escribio Espana sin problema (1949): "Hemos de influir en el conjunto de la cultura aportando la fecundidad de nuestra tradicion fiel al espiritu creador del Cristianismo".
Corina Serer and her associates studied 36 patients with chronic hepatitis C who underwent repeated liver biopsies to determine whether treatment should be initiated; 23 were male.
The Wolof, the Fulbe, and the Serer, Senegambian captives, made up about 13 percent.
Six languages--Diola, Malinke, Pulaar, Serer Soninke, and Wolof--are recongnized in the same article as `national' languages.