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War Jabi

Further information: Serer history (medieval era to present)

War Jabi or War Jaabi was the king of Tekrur in the 1030s. He converted to Islam and forced his subjects into Islam. Tekrur as a result of his reign expanded into the South as his State sanctioned Sharia.[1][2]


  • Barry, Boubacar. Senegambia and the Atlantic slave trade, (Cambridge: University Press, 1998) p. 6
  • Clark, Andrew F. and Lucie Colvin Phillips. Historical Dictionary of Senegal: Second Edition, (Metuchen, New Jersey: Scrarecrow Press, 1994) p. 265


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