Bassari country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik cultural landscapes - Senegal

Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes is situated in an inaccessible area in the south east of the country, includes three geographic areas: the Bassari – Salémata area, the Bedik – Bandafassi area and the Fula – Dindéfello area, each with its specific morphological traits. The Bassari, Fula and Bedik peoples settled and developed specific cultures, symbiotic with the surrounding natural environment in those sites. Their cultural expressions original traits of agro-pastoral practices, social, ritual and spiritual practices, and represent an outstanding, original response to natural environmental constraints and human pressures. The site is an extremely well preserved multicultural landscape housing original and still vibrant local cultures.

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