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Education: Premodern, Pre-Nineteenth Century: Sub-Saharan Africa: West Africa
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This entry addresses premodern, pre-nineteenth- century women's education in Sub-Saharan Africa by discussing the educational philosophy and practices of a Fulbe Sufi community in the Sahel, beginning in the mid-eighteenth century. The Fulbe are one of West Africa's most populous ethnic nations, living in a region from The Gambia and Senegal in the west to Cameroon in the east. They are best known as cattle herders although some clans keep only sheep and goats while others have lived in urban ar…

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Boyd, Jean, “Education: Premodern, Pre-Nineteenth Century: Sub-Saharan Africa: West Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0254d>
First published online: 2009



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