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Transcript of Senegal
slightly smaller than
borders Senegal River in the east + north
531 km coastline
- green, lush vegetation
- extremely dry
- Sahel belt
Women tie matching head scarves
Cities - western style clothing
Men - shirts & trousers
Women - dresses
Children - shorts
Open leather sandals
Closed pointed ones
Colorful decorated sandals
finished homes are common
are built as families acquire money
Women only leave home once married to join their husband
Parents of the groom would send elders to parents of the bride to ask her hand in marriage
Girl would be consulted and proposal would either be accepted or rejected
Takes place at the groom's home; food and drinks are served
- millet stalks or reeds
CFA Franc / Euro (656 CFA Francs = 1 Euro)
Muslim - 94%
Christian - 5%
Indigenous Beliefs - 1%
57°F - 95°F
dry season (Nov-May)
14 in. of rain (Jul-Oct)
hot + humid
29-39 in. of rain (Jun-Oct)
- mud brick
semi-presidential, democratic republic
dominated by strong president
president is head of government as well as head of state
Current President: Macky Sall
Current Prime Minister: Aminata Toure
-Relies on donor assistance and foreign direct assistance
-Exports: phosphate, mining, fertilizer production, commercial fishing
-Market economy based on agriculture
-Not very developed technology wise
-Currency is West African CFA Franc
fish w/ herbs over rice + vegetables
water + hibiscus + sugar
heavy French influence
- bread, croissants, pastries
- stewed/marinated meat + vegetables with herbs+spices over rice or couscous
1959 - French colonies and French Sudan merged
1960 - were granted their independence as the Mali Federation
1982 - joined w/the Gambia to form nominal confederation of Senegambia
1989 - the envisaged integration was never carried out and was dissolved
2000 - Abdoulaye Wade was elected president
2007 - he was reelected
March 2012 - his decision to run for a third term sparked a public backlash that led to his defeat in a runoff election w/Macky Sall
Land of Teranga
"Senegalese are very accepting"
- Molly Melching of the Peace Corps
address by full title
lengthy small talk over long handshake
proverbs, sayings, metaphors
300 + miles of beaches
1. What is the capital of Senegal?
2. NAME TWO MAJOR RIVERS IN SENEGAL?
1. WHAT ARE SOME common BREAKFAST FOODS?
2. T/F WOMEN OFTEN WEAR PANTS.
1. IS society patriarchal or matriarchal?
2. T/F THEY SERVE ALCOHOL AT WEDDINGS.
3. WHO IS THE CURRENT PRESIDENT OF SENEGAL?
A. BARACK OBAMA
B. MACKY SALL
C. AMINATA TOURE
1. WHAT CURRENCY DO THEY USE?
2. WHAT DOES TERANGA MENA IN WOLOF?
3. T/F ADDRESS SOMEONE only BY THEIR FIRST NAME.
1. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC IS COMMON?
2. T/F SENEGAL HAS A VERY QUIET NIGHTLIFE.
vibrant night life
, Maxwell's duiker, Red-flanked duiker, Yellow-backed duiker, Common
, Sahara, oryx, Oribi, Grey duiker, Roan antelope, African buffalo, Tsessebe, Waterbuck, Kob, Marshbuck, Bushbuck, Bohar reedbuck, Common hartebeest, Addra gazelle, Common
, Red-fronted gazelle, Red river hog, African palm civet, Gambian mongoose, Asiatic jackal, Marsh mongoose, Side-striped jackal, African caracal, Slender mongoose, Egyptian mongoose, White-tailed mongoose, African lion, Striped hyaena, Spotted
, Banded mongoose, African golden cat,
, Serval, Striped polecat, Wild cat, African sand fox, African civet, African wild dog, Common genet,
, Panther genet, Haussa genet, African clawless otter, Pacific pilot whale, Atlantic hump-backed dolphin, Atlantic spinner dolphin, Euphrosyne
, Killer whale, Long-beaked dolphin, Rough-toothed dolphin, Melon-headed whale, Atlantic dolphin, Common porpoise, Pygmy sperm whale, Fraser's dolphin, Bottle-nosed dolphin, Pygmy killer whale, Bryde's whale, African yellow bat, White-bellied yellow
, Daubenton's free-tailed bat, Schreber's yellow bat, Greenish yellow bat, Gambian slit-faced bat, Large slit-faced bat, Hairy slit-faced bat, Large-eared slit-faced bat, Egyptian slit-faced bat, Aba roundleaf bat, Sundevall's roundleaf bat, Cyclops roundleaf bat, Gland-tailed free-tailed bat, Noack's roundleaf bat, Little free-tailed bat, Mauritian tomb bat, Naked-rumped tomb bat, Egyptian tomb bat, Tiny pipistrelle, Rüppel's pipistrelle, Rusty pipistrelle, Straw-coloured fruit bat, Yellow-winged bat, Gambian epauletted fruit bat, Buettikofer's epauletted fruit bat, Halcyon horseshoe bat, Rüppell's horseshoe bat, Guinean horseshoe bat, Lander's horseshoe bat, Greater mouse-tailed bat, Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat, Light-winged lesser house bat, Angolan free-tailed bat, Trident bat, Dark-winged, lesser house bat, Midas free-tailed bat, Western tree dassie, Rock dassie, Cape hare, Giant ground pangolin, Collared mangabey, Campbell's guenon,
, Potto gibbon, Red colobus, Patas monkey, Lesser bushbaby, African elephant, Pygmy mouse, Tarabul's gerbil, Bunting's thicket rat, Savanna dormouse, Northwestern fat mouse, Gambian sun squirrel, Dainty fat mouse, Red-legged sun squirrel,, Gambian rat, Crested porcupine, Lesser egyptian jerboa, West african shaggy rat, Guinea gerbil, Gracile, tateril, Senegal gerbil, Pouched gerbil, Greater cane rat, Tullberg's praomys, Senegal lemniscomys, Rudd's bristle-furred rat, Felou gundi, Striped ground squirrel, Guinea multimammate mouse, Fire-footed rope, squirrel, Natal multimammate mouse, African grass rat, Hausa mouse, Matthey's mouse, Pygmy gerbil, African manatee,
Senegal is the land of Teranga
"five cent" Cookies
common in marketplaces
Things to see
pink lake due to high salt content
at Sine Ngayène Kaolack and Wanar Kaolack
(Musée Théodore Monod)
On par with best in France
Wildlife close up
Look out for pickpockets