Serer People

Serer People

About Serer People

The Serer people (also spelt "Serere", "Sereer", "Serere", "Seereer" and sometimes wrongly "Serre") along with the Jola people are acknowledged to be the oldest inhabitants of The Senegambia. In modern day Senegal, the Serer people live in the west-central part of the country, running from the southern edge of Dakar to The Gambian border. The Serer (also known as "Seex" or "Sine-Sine") occupy the ancient Sine and Saloum areas (now part of modern day independent Senegal). In The Gambia, they occupy parts of old "Nuimi" and "Baddibu" as well as The Gambian "Kombo". The Serer-Noon occupy the ancient area of Thies in modern day Senegal. The Serer-Ndut are found in southern Cayor and north west of ancient Thies. The Serer-Njeghen occupy old Baol; the Serer-Palor occupies the west central, west southwest of Thies and the Serer-Laalaa occupy west central, north of Thies and the Tambacounda area.

Contributions by Tamsier, Halaqah, and Dadiouf.