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Gbaya Brochure

The Gbaya are also known as the Baya, the Mbere Baya or the Gbaya-Bossangoa. They are the largest ethnic group in the Central African Republic. The Gbaya are closely related to the Mandija people (also called Mandja). In 1880 the fled Fulani slave raids an holy wars (Jihad) connected with the founding of the Sokoto Caliphate; the ancestors of the Gbaya migrated to the region from present-day northern Cameroon and Nigeria in the early 1800s. They incorporated many of the indigenous nhabitants creating the six basic subgroups of the Gbaya. Fulani continued to raid the Gbaya region each year to capture slaves for sale both in the Caliphate and to the rans-Saharan caravans
Author(s): NALRC
URL: http://nalrc.indiana.edu/brochures/new-broch/Gbaya.pdf
Language(s): Gbaya
Category: Teaching and Learning Materials, Research, LCTL Initiatives, K-12 Initiatives, Outreach and Dissemination
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Audience: K-8, 9-12, Heritage, Self-Study, Special Purpose
General Format: Print
Specific Medium: Hard Copy
Skill: Reading
Price: Free
Year: 2015
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Publisher: National African Language Resource Center
 
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