Material collected by J.David Sapir
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of Virginia
This web site, which is under construction, will make available on the web Folklore and Language materials collected in the 1960s among the Kujamaat Jóola (Diola Fogny) who live in the Casamance region of Sénégal. On the above map the people can be found in the area including the town of Bignona and the villages to the North, including Bitibiit, Katinong, Sindian etc.
Kujamaat, numbering about 65,000 speakers, represents one dialect out of group of dialects along with other distinct languages in their own right. Click here for a map of the Jóola family that was compiled by Alistair Kennedy in 1961.
As a first step in setting up this web page we are posting these items:
The Kujamaat World: a photograph gallery.
A folktale, as told by Fofana Badji, recorded 1960: Hyena