Serer-Ndut

Serer-Ndut

About Serer-Ndut

The Serer-Ndut or Ndut also spelt (Ndoute or N'doute) are an ethnic group in Senegal numbering 38600 They are part of the Serer people who collectively make up the third largest ethnic group in Senegal. The Serer-Ndut live mostly in central Senegal in the district of Mont-Roland, northwest of the city of ancient Thies. Their language Ndut, is one of the Cangin languages, closely related to Palor. Like the other Cangin languages, the speakers are ethnically Serers but they do not speak the Serer-Sine language. Their language is not a dialect of Serer-Sine (or Serer proper). The people are agriculturalists and lake fishermen. Serer-Ndut people traditionally and still practice the Serer religion which involves honouring the ancestors covering all dimensions of life, death, cosmology etc. Their name for the Supreme Deity (Roog - in Serer religion) is Kope Tiatie Cac - (God the grand-father in the Ndut language).

Contributions by Tamsier, Kwamikagami, and Cydebot.