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AfriGeneas Africa Research Forum

Re: Sierra Leone - Mende
In Response To: Re: Sierra Leone - Mende ()

I think the research is fascinating & shows the diversity of regions they were importing (enslaved) people from along the east coast!

To date I have DNA matches from that area
5 from present day Sierra Leone &
15 from Liberia - I think it also ties into the Rice cultivating culture
- One of my favorite paintings from SC by John Rose (the old plantation) portrays a dance & People (probably Mende) playing segburreh & and what looks like, ekonting (another type of gourd) instruments .

I wonder what will turn up in further research of that area? :) t.b.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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