Jews of Bilad El-Sudan

Jews of Bilad El-Sudan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jews of the Bilad al-Sudan describes West African Jewish communities who were connected to known Jewish communities from the Middle East, North Africa, or Spain and Portugal. Various historical records attest to their presence at one time in the Ghana, Mali, and Songhai empires, then called the Bilad as-Sudan from the Arabic meaning Land of the Blacks. Jews from Spain, Portugal, and Morocco in later years also formed communities off the coast of Senegal and on the Islands of Cape Verde. After the rise of Islam in North and West Africa these communities ceased to exist and have since disappeared due to migration and assimilation.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136655381
  • 9786136655383